Today was such a day for me, EXCEPT, the venue was a fishing clubhouse (complete with floor so sticky i wonder if it had been swabbed with sugarwater and various fish mounted on the walls......), the model bailed on us and no one was wearing a beret. So, one of the conveners dropped his kit and modelled for us and THANK GOD for that because there was no way I was going to do that without actually being on fire because winter is NOT the time to be modelling nude in New Zealand. Best thing ever, though, they stop for a wine half way through the session. I must let you know that the class runs from 12;20 to 14:30 ....it's a midday thang. I turned the wine down but I think it's a hoot! The model also gets to quaff a glass ( they should have a bottle and a straw in this temperature)...and quite right too.
It has been years since I have drawn a person from life and I loved doing it again. I did this in Cape Town years ago (twelve to be precise) and never got back into it when I started painting.
We started off with a few short poses(5 minutes) then moved onto longer poses, none lasting more than 20 minutes.
And then the weirdest things happened and SHE walked in and I just HAD to draw her....!
When I doodled this at the end I know my concentration was shot! 1h30minutes of pure concentration is enough to start me seeing things!!!
Anyhow, let me know if you like what I did.I used conte pastel on plain black paper. I might paint next time too, who knows.
so, "Life drawing" or "Drawing cold, Nekkid people" was a success for me.