Brown Inkjoy gelpen and Arteza brush pens
As I don't have the option of life class, I will have to use the resources of the internet and use photos for references. I have a book on anatomy that is a fearful thing, I can't imagine doing drawings from it, but I'll try. I must also try not to judge myself too much in my attempts and remember I'm learning. It really doesn't matter if I can't get the muscles and bones all correct, it only matters that I have a better acquaintance with the structure of the body and it's proportions. I also plan to do straight copies from master drawings of heads and faces.
This all seems a bit rigorous and academic so I will also do some more free and expressive work. There are some great ideas from Access Art with this great resource they added recently https://www.accessart.org.uk/degas-fitzwilliam-museum/ (and it's the reason why I chose Degas as my artist of the month).
While I'm doing these studies I also plan to paint. I'm setting myself the challenge of 30 minutes at the easel every day. I'm going to paint freely and abstractly. I'll be experimenting with acrylics and oils with the sole aim of enjoying the act of painting. I'm really going to give myself the chance to play and discover.
It's going to be an interesting month. I'll be following others on the challenge and I hope some will follow me here also. We'll see.