Thanks to Mark Watkin, an all-round nice man and smartest baseball cap wearer in Bristol for these figure drawings. Should you always worry about putting faces on to your life drawings?  I don’t think so.  Particulatly If you’re a beginner (which Mark isn’t) I think it’s much better to take a leaf out of someone like Mattisse’s book and put something very simple in, or leave it blank.  Mark Watkin leaves the faces empty in his conte drawings which gives them a somewhat spooky quality, which if you know me is definitely a good thing.  They also remind me a little of Seurat’s work using the same material.