My brain was overloaded with the amount of information to take in.
The plan was to concentrate on the model, from his hair to the navel. This changed when given the challenge of taking in the scene, the skull and the plastic torso on the table.
The diagonal of objects wouldn’t balance the composition so the fellow artists were added, the ground had to be painted, then the walls, there are even two versions of John Close the tutor as he moved around. My foot was added for lots of reasons, the main one being to lead your eye into the diagonal. Notice how the red is dotted about to excite the eye, an old impressionist trick.
4 colours of acrylics, some white gesso and 3 sizes of brush. 1 hour.
Five 5 minute sketches in acrylic and pencil. Starting from top right.
That’s how left handed I am. Letting the brush make the form, making the pencil sort the final line.