I went to a private viewing of the Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery last week – my first visit to Buckingham Palace after ten years living in London. To wander around Leonardo’s drawings getting a bit drunk on white wine, on one occasion with only one other person in the room, was an amazing thing. I got to stand right in front of the pictures, rather than in that awkward leaning position you usually have to adopt, and study them closely. Did a little sketch at the end perched haphazardly on a bench.
A couple of bits and bobs – here’s a scrawl of Jesca Hoop at a recent gig (love her)..
..and our friends’ baby, Sylvie. Drawing children from life is almost an impossible task, I think the secret is to make bits up.