2004-14 Graphite Portrait Sketches

I started drawing again in 2004 after an eight year break. During this break I had been working very long hours trying to save enough money to buy a studio. I drew again at an evening class at the RWA building life studio at Queen’s Rd in Bristol which was practically next door to where I was working. I also drew at Sarah’s home (she was one of the Queen’s Rd models) sometimes on Sunday afternoons. After 2005 I had another long gap with no drawing until 2011. Over these years I had got very rusty and my eyesight was getting worse so I was in need of some serious intense drawing practice to try and recover my former capabilities. This I began in 2011.