I’m lucky enough to do life drawing twice a week right now. This is incredibly liberating. When I only went once every 2 weeks, I was much more stressed out about my drawing. Now I can see that I have good days and bad days, days where one medium works really well for me, and other days when I can’t do a thing with it. I generally draw better in the morning group, but things change. We’re lucky enough to have some amazing models, but I find that I respond to some better than others, I couldn’t say why. Looking around, I see that all of these thing seem to be true of most people, and I learn a lot from watching some of my exxtremely talented drawing companions. I keep saying I’ll work on life drawing (for example practice hands and feet!) in between sessions when the pressure is off, but I don’t often get to it – maybe today?
Here is a sample of the ones I like best from the last couple of weeks.
Pencil – usually 5 minutes
And finally, watercolor and pencil – I need at least 5 minutes to do one of these – often the poses stretch to 10 or even 15 minutes (at the end of a session, we sort of stop counting!)
And sometimes when I’ve finished a pose and the others are still working, I try my hand at a quick portrait: