I had a clear out one Sunday and found this photograph of an exhibition of mine from my second year of college. It was a major portrait project and I remember being so restricted to A3 in my sketchbooks and then my favourite tutor in the whole world (he was also my photography teacher too) said 'go bigger, push yourself'. I only have this as evidence because a year later my house burnt down and I lost all my artwork and other prized possessions. From the left portrait I clearly needed to blend the colours better. I enjoyed using oil pastels of my best friend on the right portrait. I went through a lot of cream, white and blue pastels on that one.