‘Anna Sophia’ by Patrick Johnstone

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Conte crayon on paper, A3.

Work produced at Saturday Life Drawing with Anna Sophia, 20 February 2021.

London Drawing’s choice of models has been really inspiring, in terms of both personality and physicality – and none more so than Anna Sophia in New York. I tried to capture her shapes and presence here, without worrying about realistic representation. Until I started the London Drawing Saturday morning sessions in October, I had never done any life drawing (or, indeed, much drawing at all!); I’m really grateful to Anne, Josie and all the other participants, for making this such an enjoyable and liberating – as well as challenging and frustrating, at times, of course – experience. Thank you.

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