There is something about drawing Wally. Call it his jolly disposition and child like energy, call it his Norfolk celebrity…I know he is only human, and he is a nice guy…but, what with the pressure, the distractions, the animated talking..I found the second sitting as much of a struggle as the first.
Wally fitted his querky image well with his shorts and “lady’s legs” as he called them. In fact I thought he would be great in high heels. We had a really enjoyable chat with the two Katies for the first hour, when I worked on one of the early drawings of him. By the end of this second sitting, once again I was disappointed with the result. So today, I thrashed it out in my studio (after surrendering my morning to a migraine)..its been a long day but I may at last have a small spark of Wally and his “lady’s legs”..in my drawing.
Early drawing from the first sitting, Wally didn’t like it, “it looks like I’m grimacing”.
studio drawing from today