‘Yuka’ by Patrick Johnstone



Pastel on coloured pastel paper, A4.

Work produced at Saturday Life Drawing with Yuka, 23 January 2021.

I like the way Yuka looks like she is floating here – which is what she made it look like with clever, seemingly gravity-defying poses and camera angles during the session. Having not done art of any kind since I was about 12, I started trying to teach myself to draw during the first lockdown. What has been so inspiring about the London Drawing sessions is the warm, sincere and helpful encouragement from Anne and Josie – together with the amazingly wide range of approaches taken by the other participants.