Wow I haven’t done any sketching of stuff in front of me for ages. As a treat/break from current task of designing business cards, I visited the V&A this morning. I wandered through the Asia rooms and popped out in Sculpture, hence..
Some netsuke – tiny Japanese carvings, very popular post-Hare with Amber Eyes. These ones are all carved from ivory – such detailed craftsmanship.
And a Lord Chief Justice from the 1700s – I liked his profile, kind of Roman. Possibly his face fell victim to the sculptor’s classical aspirations.