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.
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.
Ink dots – stippling if you want to use the correct term – are one of my favourite ways of playing with ink, a soothing change of pace from scribbling in a mad frenzy.
More inky scribbles, and more trying to figure out how wrinkles work.