A couple of weeks ago I found Emile as the subject at the life drawing attend on a fairly irregular basis, I drew him twice at the time and was particularly pleased with one of the results and posted it on fb. Emile is a familiar face living with others in the house next door.
Since then I’ve come back to my reading of Margaret Davidson’s book Contemporary Drawing and read and thought about how I achieved this result with fluid material of charcoal, making dark and fluid lines and marks, which of course smudge and trail, why I think something about the drawing conveys the personality, and why something so basic conveys so much. I’ve started to draw from the drawing again with more intention if you like. A smaller scale this time, maybe larger again next time?