‘Plague Panic’ by Mij Rothera



Pencil on paper. 30 x 42 cm

Work produced after an Expressive Self Portrait session with Susannah Pal

I had been looking at the work of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt and then discovered that London Drawing was doing expressive self portrait sessions. This was the first class I did with London Drawing. I loved Susannah Pal’s approach and made some quick, colourful self portraits in the class. I hadn’t done much ‘proper’ pencil drawing for many years, so really enjoyed returning to it. The class inspired me to draw again and I’m really pleased with my self portrait caricature thing.