So I approached the young man, asked and luckily he said... ok!
At the beginning of March, I had a week away in a little cottage with my friend Claire, for our annual arty lock-in, with no distractions and nothing to do but draw, paint, walk, knit and listen to Audible. Fantastic. So I got a good start on the tall project. I decided that as he was such a tall fellow, it would be most impactful to draw him life size. But it ended up a bit taller than that. Lets just say, the paper itself is 7.5 foot tall. Ahem. It's the largest drawing I've ever done.
|The long piece of paper, which had to be rolled carefully back on itself at the bottom.|
|This (above) is as far as I got during the stay in the cottage.|
|Back in the studio, having transported the paper carefully rolled up in a box.|
|Liam doing an impression of a fairground mirror...|
|Here is the full length artwork, pinned in the only place tall enough to hang it.|
|Here's me, to give you the scale.|
July: two workshops at BARA - portrait workshop and an oils workshop
August: two week workshop with Maestro John Angel via zoom and video demonstrations. For info please simply email firstname.lastname@example.org