My wife and I recently visited the legendary Académie de la Grande Chaumière life drawing session in Paris. Rather than the tea and biscuits we get here in the UK, they had wine and cheese – stereotypes are strong at life drawing session breaks. They also had some excellent artists:

By Gouchon at Académie de la Grande Chaumière - what an interesting style!

By Gouchon at Académie de la Grande Chaumière – what an interesting style!

Back in London at the Holborn life drawing session, Andrew Berridge produced this great portrait. Check out more of his work on his website or on facebook.

by Andrew Berridge

by Andrew Berridge

And the wonderful sessions and University of London Union are back on with Simon Tolhurst – I’ve been happy with a couple of my drawings there:

Recent drawing from ULU using charcoal and white on green paper

by Kenzo using charcoal and white on green paper


by Kenzo using charcoal on paper covered with light blue gesso


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