Can you be focused and aimless at the same time because this describes my current approach. Focused on anatomy and shading but erratic in my application. After yesterday’s study of back muscles I switched gears and experimented with rougher blending techniques. As well the blending stump I’d previously used I employed a serviette (thank you Costa) to cover a larger area. This developed into a multi-stage process of going over already blended areas with the pencil and then blending again to get more varied tones.

I’m pleased with the end results. These are my most artistic looking works to date.

As usual I did some life poses to get into the swing of things.

Costa in Beeston was today’s host,mostly because I didn’t feel like cycling anywhere today.