Funny how a small prop can add a new dimension to an image. I love the way artists like Sargent used scarves and collars to make dynamic compositions. I can assure you these drawings aren’t motivated by vanity :o)

The kind of drawings I actually prefer doing these days are the rapid, ‘snatched’ moments where I don’t get much time to think. It’s all about being aborbed in the here and now, focused, uninhibited by doubt or hesitation. Who was it who said ‘Our doubts are our traitors’? The results can be hit and miss but the process is far more rewarding