Life drawing with added life

Modelling for a life class is tough and often uncomfortable; models work hard for not much money.  The model today was in his late seventies, with quite a different physicality from the art and drama students who usually pose – very interesting to draw.

scribble ink old man

Back to basics drawing

I’m spending a whole week drawing, with 5 days of figure-focused classes.  Day 1 was proper old school instruction on what bits of skeletons matter and which major muscles I really should remember to look for.   Day 2 was more drawing muscles and general foreshortening, days 3-5  drawing a variety of models from life.     Fun and weirdly soothing, and I suspect ultimately very helpful.