I tried something a bit different at life drawing tonight. I’d prepared some small scraps of card with white acrylic gesso and Indian ink before I went to Iceland a few months ago but I didn’t use them all. “Waste not, want not” as my Nana used to say. I started with black and white chinagraph pencils but the effect was too translucent so I switched to black and white conte crayons. Much better. Because they’re quite chunky, I had to ditch my usual fine-line style, but that’s OK, I like to get out of my comfort zone.