Reportage: life drawing

Liverpool street station

Our first task was to go to either Liverpool Street tube station or Fournier Street and to do some Life drawing. As I said in my first post on the new project, drawing people is very central to my core practice, but I found myself more interested in the patterns I was coming across, as irony would have it. Nevertheless, I did do some life drawing as I walked down Brick Lane, and stopped in cafe.

I very much enjoy quick sketches, but it’s incredibly difficult to do justice to anything that is moving at the speed people were going past me as they went about their business. Life drawing is definitely something you need to do regularly or you start to forget how to do it efficiently. It’s also maybe not the smartest idea to stare at people while making marks in a little book as they pass you by. You can tell I’m a Londoner can’t you?

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