Drawing is at the core of my entire artistic practice, and I hold a special place for figure drawing, especially short poses. Anything over 5 minutes and I start to get bored. These quick drawings are often known as ‘gesture drawings’ – a phrase that has two meanings. One, they are of gestures. The poses can be more challenging as the model does not have to hold them as long (though, our model last night didn’t seem to get this. Oh well, we can work on that next week), so active, gestural poses are possible. The second is that the action taken to make the drawing is more gestural – fast, intuitive, expressive.