Butterfingers!

In my hurry to open my plush new tin of  gorgeous Derwent XL Charcoal sticks I managed to promptly drop one on the floor! Splat!

Chunky and in subtle earthy colours these are the boys for covering large areas fast
Chunky and in subtle earthy colours these are the boys for covering large areas fast

Luckily I was crouching down at the time so it didn’t have far to fall but I still lost a corner off the block!

A chip off the new block!
A chip off the new block!

On Wednesday I am being very brave and starting Life Drawing classes at Garth Olwg Lifelong Learning Centre in Church Village, near Pontypridd, South Wales.

I have tried it before – many years ago and did enjoy the class but it was a very long drive after a full stressful days work so I knocked it on the head.

This is different though – I now have a better work-life balance and the class it just 20 minutes away!

I have got a nice big Fine Grain pad and these charcoals which I tried out today – doing a VERY rough hare just to see how they handled.

A very rough hare in charocaol - he has a funny mouth
A very rough hare in charcoal – he has a funny mouth

They cover a large area quickly and with verve and there is enough solidity to use the corners for fine applications.

I promise to show you my very fist attempts at drawing the model no matter how bad they are.

Watch this space.

Has anyone got tales to tell of their foray into life classes?

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