The carving of this 'doghandler' ( and the pattern on his belt ) were exquisite. I've never really drawn reliefs before and it's difficult to capture the quality of line and the 3D aspect that is neither like sculpture or painting but somewhere in between. I wished I'd chosen something a bit simpler than the stylised hands. Love those thumbs but an object lesson in drawing what you see rather than what you think you see.
I worked with pencil first then moved onto pen when I got too frustrated losing the structure- and found I was getting things wrong in a different way!
Still a very satisfying morning, not thinking about being creative but just getting stuck in and observing.
No sketching next Tuesday as it's my birthday but I will be returning to the British Museum for the ' Indigenous Australia' exhibition which opens on Thursday - these bright poles were already in position.