Thursday, 17 February 2011

Life drawing

I love life drawing, and don't do anywhere near enough of it. Time, costs and just finding a class or group can defeat even the most eager beaver. And no, I cannot ask my nearest'n'dearests* to strip off and shiver whilst watching the One show. Just not done.

Here a few from a class ages ago.

I have said this before, but I am always amazed at how little you need to put down to tell the story.

How the eye makes sense of so few marks.

* like tuna'n'sweetcorn.


  1. Meant to add at the bottom. If anyone knows of a good life drawing class in the St. Albans area, let me know.

  2. Despite the economy of the lines there is a very real and full musculature to these pieces – I like them.

  3. Those are great! I try to make it to the life drawing sessions at here in St. Louis least once a month. It's a bit of a drive, since I pretty much live in the country, so I don't make it as often as I'd like to.

    It's amazing the difference to me between working from life, and working from a photo.