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Friday, February 08, 2008

Life Drawing

A young woman in my neighborhood (Z: it's the See's old house!) has converted her garage into an art studio where she offers classes and other art events. Twice a month there's a life drawing session - no instruction - just everyone chips in to pay the model. I haven't done this in forty years (a class at Washington University when we lived in St Louis and G was a baby). Last night was my first time - but I'll be making it a regular thing. There's nothing like drawing the human figure to sharpen the eye and train the hand.

Not fishing for praise here, but I know that if I don't post them you'll ask. The first one, the pastel, was the longest pose - thirty minutes. I stuck to the 3 primary colors plus white for this one.
This was done in charcoal. I think it was five minutes.

And this was the last pose of the day, ten minutes in pencil. In addition there were a dozen or so 2-minute poses done in conte crayon. It's going to be an excellent supplement to the pastel class.


Blogger SuperMom said...

I love that you're sharing your work here-- and that you're getting back into different art classes and gatherings. I have quite a few of your things (mostly woodcuts, I believe) hanging around our house and I love them. Who knows, maybe there will be more in the future!

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