Sadly they still took it away.
It was satisfying to work at one project all day, but annoying that I failed to get a clear background print, when at home [without all the technical accoutrements] on my own small screen, it isn't usually a problem.
Life drawing was chiaroscuro [spell checker ignored that, had to use the dictionary] covering paper in charcoal then drawing a portrait of another student by candle light, by rubbing out or chalking highlights. Was quite fun, makes me less fussy, but got actually exciting when another student actually managed to set herself on fire from the candle.
Sudden shocked silence as flames rose, then clumsy attempts to pat her out and throw various belated glasses of water. She has ruined trousers and a nasty blistering.
The tutor was mortified, I was left wondering if she had made an accident report [head teachers never die it seems, they just drift into bureaucratic whimsy] but managed to shut up.
Rabab drew me at length and I did a quick sketch of her. Interesting results.
My other project is Sense of Place, based on an contemporary artists work. Did I say this, I was pleased to see the number of women artists suggested and chose Marlene Dumas. In 2005ish she was the highest paid female artist, before Louise Bourgoise took over. Who knew? She does some muscular painting, but I chose an earlier work of hers of a school photo, called The Teacher, for obvious reasons.
I am working on a photo of grand dad's school photo taken in 1903 at the village school, emotive, as most of the boys in it would have gone to WWI. so there are links between the 2 projects.