No, not me -- the model at the lifedrawing class at Harcourt House!
On Thursday, I went to my first session ever-ever, at Harcourt House (a neato art co-op) with sketcher extraordinaire Mike Kendrick! Armed with a too-tiny pad of newsprint and various writing utensils, I drew until I could draw no more.
Three hours, with two five-minute breaks (why didn't I bring snacks?), and strangely, I fatigued well before the model. I'm pretty sure she could've kept going, even though she held some pretty dynamic postures for increments of 30-seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes and 5 minutes.
The sketches below represent a range of time frames, although it's pretty obvious that the better ones came from the longer periods.
Wow, was it ever tough. It's actually really hard to
presented, rather than extrapolating other angles that your mind is aware of, but your eyes can't technically perceive. And the relationships between parts of the body can be really tough to master. I think I make thighs and forearms much longer than they actually are. Time to re-train my brain!
As always, don't miss Mike's Thing-a-Week! His griffin is just lovely, although his sketches from the life-drawing class were more than blog-worthy!
If you didn't check out his neato dinosaurs from last week, make sure to do that, too. You may even get a chance to see them in the flesh at July's Whyte Ave Art Walk (that is, if they don't sell first!).