I still sometimes think I could improve drawings, they could be slightly more this and that, I try to work with drawings after leaving the life room but often it seems ‘put on’. It seems that honest instant interpretation of form and light and the energy of the translation goes as soon as the model moves, to recreate that later is always going to seem faked.
I am still perplexed how people painted with such life, they couldn’t have had lions in the studio but there they are in paintings as fresh and as alive as if they were painted from observation. I have always been an interpreter of life, copied life if you like, I can sculpt from my imagination and memory but drawing and painting seems different, I need to have life there to paint life.
But I will keep trying, I will find my lion!