The anatomist

Posted by July 10, 2012

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.

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