Pole dancing at Drink and Draw in Blackburn. Not for exercise or voyeurism, but as a subject for some frenzied life drawings. I took photos for the main performance pieces and it would have been very unfair to ask the ladies to hold a pose on the poles for longer than 30 seconds, but there was still plenty of energy in the sketches that made that night.

These versions have been produced in Manga Studio, based on the sketches – with the odd peek at photos to check finer detail. I’ve tried as much as possible to keep to the spirit of the sketch – it being all too easy to smooth the edges off and end up with something lifeless.


And here are some¬†photos…

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