I was completely bemused when the model sat, primly dressed, staring at us, cradling in her arms a log. I had no idea of the reference. There was something hauntingly primitive about her, such that not just the log but the whole seated person was a totem, imbued by believers with supernatural power. I found myself exaggerating her hands, wherein the power seemed to lie.
Four hours intense drawing. I so look forward to the next Dr Sketchy’s session. March …
Here are a mix of sketches, as done on the day and touched up after.