I just noticed that Ronell has posted her drawings from the same class.
I’ve been under the weather since Thursday, so I’m just now getting around to posting drawings from last week’s life class. It was frustrating because the model was new and the teacher has a hard time keeping to the times we decided, so we didn’t get much done. When she’d announce a 5 minute pose it would often stretch to 15, but we had no idea when they would end. Also, everyone was rusty after a few months away. I’m glad just to have the opportunity to draw models, even if it’s not perfect, but the future of the class is in question. We’ll see what happens…
These are all fairly short poses, the first two are probably 5 to 10 minutes, and the last ones 2 minutes, if I remember correctly. Charcoal always looks better in reproduction, but I like working with pencil and line as well. There’s really not time for shading though.
If you attend life drawing classes, I’d be very interested to hear how they’re organized, because we’re thinking of asking for a little more structure this year. I know classes I’ve taken in the past always seemed to follow a strict schedule (such as 2 minute poses to start, then 5 minutes, then 15, then 1 hour). What’s your experience?