Life drawing – 20 minute pose

Benedicte seated on the canapé

Benedicte seated on the canapé. 20 minute pose. Charcoal, 2015

This quick drawing is part of a series of drawings that I did at the Atelier Intercommunal des Beaux Arts in Briançon in November 2015. It was just a few days after the massacre at the Batalan club and the other terrorist atrocities in Paris on Friday 13th November.

A number of young women, who had simply travelled to the city for a “great night out”, were victims in these terrible events. I had visited the 10ème arrondissement of Paris just two weeks before to hear one of my favourite bands. Sadness, shock, anger, anxiety, reflection…

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