Had a very enjoyable time at Bowery Visual Arts delivering a beginner's guide to drawing portraits. I gave a brief talk about my paintings and the processes behind their creation. Then we looked at Daily Drawings and the mark making techniques I use. We experimented with pens to create similar definition, patterns and textures and lighting effects. Finally we developed an observed portrait using a range of these techniques.

Thanks to all the participants for their positivity, enthusiasm and willingness to experiment, and Bowery for hosting. I'll be presenting another session, Introduction to Painting on 3 September