I love drawing people, it’s the best mental exercise there is – and there’s plenty of life drawing in East Lancashire to choose from.

Currently I’m going to two very different life drawing sessions.

AC Telfer life drawing at Studio22b

For the more formal (not formal like evening wear, I mean formal like nude) life drawing I’m attending studio 22b near Barnoldswick, which is a weekly get together with a nude model and hints and tips from AC Telfer. Drawing the nude is essential if you are going to draw people – clothing can be a distraction from understanding how a person is put together.

Meanwhile at Blackburn’s drink and draw, clothing, or rather costume, is all the rage, with dramatic themed evenings.