Jan 29, 2013

Figure Drawing, Redux

I went to a figure drawing session Sunday. I use to go to them pretty regularly right after graduating from college, but then work and life kicked in. And you know how it goes, things fall to the wayside, and you keep telling yourself, "maƱana."

But the expression, "use it or lose it" is both annoyingly trite and true. The first half hour, all I wanted to do was to take a butane torch to my sketches. After awhile, though, things started clicking and I'm glad I went. It felt really good to get out and draw from life again and I want to make this a regular thing. Speaking of which: can anyone recommend sessions in the Seacoast, New Hampshire or Southern Maine area?

An aside: I don't think I could stay still for two minutes, let alone ten in an intricate pose, wearing a costume and pointe shoes. Seriously, high five, ladies.


Tammie Lee said...

i agree, how are models still in these poses!

i love your dancers.... dancers in art is such a lovely thing to me.

cat said...

When the post started slooowly loading on my reader, it looked like the first ballerina was holding a samurai sword at first. Which would be the best model ever.

Abigail said...

Samurai sword ballet = YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Geek+Nerd said...

Of course, I am obsessed with these. So beautiful. And it has reminded me of an idea that I had long ago that would involve you and I combining artsy forces. We should talk about it over coffee and thrifting! Remember we said January? And now it's February. Our lives our too busy.