I’ve recently joined a life drawing co-op. It’s a group that’s been together for quite a while now, and I really only got in as a favor, so I quietly go along with what everyone else wants to do – which tends to be short poses. We usually start with 2 minute poses and move on to 5 minute poses. Once in a while there might be a 10 minute one.
I haven’t been very happy with my figure drawing lately, and and have really been working on it, but I find that it’s difficult to apply new knowledge with the stressful situation of the model being right there in front of me. I felt ok abut the first session, but last week I was really pretty hopeless – partly because I’d brought the wrong tools.
Here are some of the better ones – looking at them here, it may be that in week 1 the light was more defined….
Week 1 – all five minute poses
Week 2 – this one was 10 minutes