I very rarely attend the Saturday afternoon drawing session at SCAC but always enjoy it when I do. The 2 x 50-minute poses format allows time for some considered, even leisurely, sketching and is an ideal opportunity to whip out the iPad with some prospect of actually creating a finished piece.
There’s also a real sense on a Saturday of being in the calm eye of a retail storm – a contemplative oasis of civilisation amid the shoppers and stressed-out macchiato-swillers that throng North Laine just a few feet from the door.
The model was creative-writing teacher and, I suspect, full-time bohemian, Suzanne. She is also, it emerged in conversation, a grandmother and was brilliant to draw.
Top is a pencil-and-wash drawing with colour added later in Photoshop, below is an iPad drawing in Adobe Ideas.