15 minutes. Making the book the centre of the work, as it was the centre of concentration for the sitter.
An hour while chatting. Nice to work only in (B) pencil again. Trying to get as much out of the one medium as possible.
A more stylised image of the same subject, using a pink Bingo dobber for the carpet. 5 minutes for the pencil sketch, 30 more minutes for the pen, dobber and the extra pencil. Mucking about with flat surfaces and modelling form. Slightly 1920’s, like the house it was drawn in.