I didn’t think I’d make it to our last life drawing session yesterday, with all that’s been going on, but it turned out I could go after all. I recently received the book Painting from Life, by Douglas Lew, and in it he explains how he’s experimented over the years in life drawing sessions, and how he often keeps only one or two works from a 3 hour session. I was determined to loosen up and not get annoyed with myself, and I was actually really happy with some of my drawings. I also tried some watercolor, but I need a lot of practice with that.
Here they are, in the order they were done, and I’ll even post a watercolor, in the interest of warts and all honesty (I just won’t show you all the warts!) These are very large, and unfortunately the photos of them aren’t very good – no matter how much I fiddled them they are still a bit blurry. The first ones were five minutes, and the last one was a long pose (and by far the least successful – go figure.) .