Friday, 18 May 2012

Jacqueline #3. 16 May 2012

It's weird when you are drawing a person, either as a portrait or a Life Drawing, when you start to draw their face and your eyes meet:

Pastels on sugar paper, 43x59cm.

Even, or perhaps especially, when it's your paramour the instinct is to immediately divert your eyes, look away and draw something else, go back to the stripey stockings or the toes if you can get them on the page. Then, for a while at least, you become totally aware that the sitter (or in this case, the lyingdowner) is giving you the evil eye. Quite disturbing, and in her case, a bit disturbed.

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