Life Drawing

Posted: September 24th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Life Drawing | No Comments »

I went to OCAD’s open life drawing last night. I don’t know the model’s name — she wasn’t very good, taking repetitive and boring poses. Plus she was restless, looking at her watch and glancing about. And there were so many pillows on the stage, that anytime she sat, which was often, half her lower body would be hidden. I couldn’t see her feet for most standing poses. Feel my irritation.

Perhaps not surprisingly, my best drawings tend to come from models who’s poses or body types are challenging, probably because they demand my full attention. I suppose the model last night provided a different challenge — that of transforming the dreary and dull into beauty and motion. I’ll keep that in mind next time!

For two poses where she sat in a chair, she projected an intimidating air of authority (emphasized by our lower point of view). I tried to capture that in the middle drawing.

I didn’t record the times because I was listening to my mp3 player.

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