One of the promises I made to myself this year was that I wanted to attend as many of the local life drawing sessions as I could. So, on one recent snowy Wednesday evening, I loaded charcoal and paper into Buttercup the Beetle and we skated over the Skye bridge and into Kirkton on the mainland.

In the spirit of showing all drawings, warts and all, here are the first few short poses. If you follow the drawings round anti-clockwise from the top left, you can see my drawing speed increase to get as much into the three minutes allotted per pose as I could. The top right-hand drawing was a slightly longer pose at around fifteen minutes.

This is the final longer pose, using three shades of grey soft pastels, blended from light to dark to create a shadowy texture:

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