Thursday, February 10, 2011
I went to an afternoon life drawing session today. Here is a sketch I did of some of the participants. Not a great painting but I was happy with my approach starting with the most forward figure and working back from there.
I decided to draw the group because I was so bored with the model. These afternoon sessions are designed for people who want to do a finished painting. The same pose is held (with breaks, naturally) for two weeks. This was the second week, so most of the participants already had their spots. I wound up with a totally frontal view. She was standing perfectly straight holding a staff. Good Grief! There was no rhythm or life in this pose. I will give it one more try next week but I think I am going to have to find another solution. Perhaps I should just go sketching once a week where there are lots of people. Anyone want to join me?
I did meet a very friendly gentleman who introduced himself as a follower of my blog! It's nice to connect with people who are friends you didn't know you had. Check out Drawn from Limb to Limb for some of the other drawings I made today.