Life Drawing

I recently I came upon this old A4 sketchbook from when I used to go to life drawing in the late '80s and early '90s. It wasn't a class as such, as there was no actual tutor; we all just chipped in with suggestions for the models, and the poses ranged from 5 to 25 mins. These are from 3 different evenings using a range of different media including charcoal, pastels, conté crayon, pencil, even thick gold pen (top left). Sometimes I enjoyed it there, but towards the end I was getting bored as I felt I needed some kind of direction. Hence I went less and less until I completely forgot about going altogether. I've many more good examples created on those evenings, and at spin-off groups, in an old art bag in the cupboard which I should dig out when I have a moment. Many are large format paint sketches. I often wonder if I should find another class near home and see if I am still as good...!

5 comments:

susie said...

These are great Jane. Particularly love the colour ones. Makes me feel like getting my old college portfolio down from the loft!

Jane said...

Do it, Susie, do it!

sinisterpictures said...

I concur with Susie!

Ed said...

Is that you in the bottom left hand corner, you little minx?

Jane said...

No! blimey you've got an active imagination!

Her name was Monica. She was one of the life models we used at a class I used to go to

And, anyway, how could I pose like that and draw at the same time...?