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!
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!
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.
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.