I learnt to draw the Danny Gregory way — slowly and deliberately with a pen. No pencil. No eraser. Mediums like graphite and charcoal really throw me now. This preliminary sketch is a semi-blind drawing (that’s where you spend most of your time looking at the subject, NOT the paper).
I persevered with the exercise and ended up with a self-portrait that I quite like. It is based on a photo of me when I was a young ballerina.