Life Drawing Live!

Online Drawing Class with Spin Spin Sophie!  Wednesday 15th July

This promises to be special, and to accommodate Sophie’s skills we are extending the class from 2hours, to two and a half hours. Starting off with a series of fast energetic poses (gesture drawings), before finishing with more sedate poses. This will really test your creativity!

Spin Spin Sophie is a training contortionist and performance artist from Edinburgh.

Sophie says: “As an artist who’s sole form of expression is movement, I was thrilled to discover the world of life modelling less than a year ago and have not looked back since. I love to challenge myself and the artist in creating twisted, bent, distorted shapes – prepare for some fast and interesting poses!”

Sophie will be heading to Portugal in September to begin her professional circus training at INAC Circus School (@inac.circusschool). You can follow her training on her Instagram profile: @spinspinsophie.

Advise watching a YouTube video on Gesture Drawings, in advance!

Register in advance for this select the following link

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_odrsj65kR3aGgDeQhCehpw

On occasion the link has to be copied and entered as a URL (on the top line of your Web Browser)

Insisting on registration and payment, provides a level of security for the model and against Zoombombing and other intrusions.

We pay the model, zoom and Paypal charges, but keep the cost as low as feasible, £5 before Monday lunchtime and £6 afterwards.

Can we request attendees have their video on (if possible) for the first 15mins at least.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining Online Life Drawing Live.

You can Login anytime from 07:00 PM, and advise doing so before drawing begins 7:30. That way we can sort out any issues without interrupting the class.

The class starts with some very quick energetic poses, as Sophie gets into her stride to. There will be a break about a third of the way though, followed by poses of 10 and 15mins. The final third will contain our longest pose, 20mins. The class will finish at 10pm.

All times are UK, adjust to local, eg San Francisco it starts at 11am

Ivory Lovelust!

Online Drawing Class Ivory Lovelust!  Wednesday 8th July

We are really pleased that Ivory Lovelust found the time to join us! A plus-sized, tattooed powerhouse who strives to dismantle traditional beauty standards and spread love, joy and the queer agenda wherever she goes. We are hoping for a colour explosion, lots of rich tones and textures. A positive statement in odd times!

Register in advance for this select the following link

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E0VRObZaTxG2EzyQewMsvw

On occasion the link has to be copied and entered as a URL (on the top line of your Web Browser)

Insisting on registration and payment, provides a level of security for the model and against Zoombombing and other intrusions.

We pay the model, zoom and Paypal charges, but keep the cost as low as feasible, £4.40 before Monday lunchtime and £5 afterwards.

Can we request attendees have their video on (if possible) for the first 15mins at least.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining Online Life Drawing Live.

You can Login anytime from 07:00 PM, and advise doing so before drawing begins 7:30. That way we can sort out any issues without interrupting the class.

The class starts with some very quick poses, to enable the attendees and the audience to acclimatise. There will be a break about half way through, then our longest poses 20mins. The class will finish at 9:30 and some poses will be developed ad-hoc.

All times are UK, adjust to local, eg San Francisco it starts at 11am

Image by Roslyn Walker photography

Natasha

We were privileged this week to have the pleasure of drawing Natasha who is six months pregnant.
It felt special, which of course it was.

It was the first time we had a pregnant model online, and to be honest we were really nervous, but there was no need, Natasha is supremely professional, and was the perfect model.

Not only was she the perfect model, she is also making images from the session available if anybody wants to use them for further study. It rare to have the opportunity to draw a pregnant model it’s certainly a facility I am going to use. Go to link https://ko-fi.com/cycleoflife, a small donation I required.

Attached are drawings from the class

Special Online Drawing Class with Pregnant Model, Wednesday 1st July

Special Online Drawing Class with Pregnant Model, Wednesday 1st July

We are really looking forward to this class! Natasha is the model, she has attended our class as a drawer, and she is really looking forward to modelling for us. We have the rare opportunity of drawing someone who is pregnant. Natasha is 26 weeks (six months), we have hosted a few pregnant women before, and it has always felt special and a privilege. But this the first time we have hosted Online, we are really looking forward to it. Natasha is an Illustrator herself, enjoys being on both sides of the canvas!

Register in advance for this select the following link

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BNFGIQM_TbiOGEN7ukm_Rw

On occasion the link has to be copied and entered as a URL (on the top line of your Web Browser)

Insisting on registration and payment, provides a level of security for the model and against Zoombombing and other intrusions.

We pay the model, zoom and Paypal charges, but keep the cost as low as feasible, £4.40 before Monday lunchtime and £5 afterwards.

Can we request attendees have their video on (if possible) for the first 15mins at least.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining Online Life Drawing Live.

You can Login anytime from 07:00 PM, and advise doing so before drawing begins 7:30. That way we can sort out any issues without interrupting the class.

The class starts with some very quick poses, to enable the attendees and the audience to acclimatise. There will be a break about half way through, then our longest poses 20mins. The class will finish at 9:30 and some poses will be developed ad-hoc.

All times are UK, adjust to local, eg San Francisco it starts at 11am

Online Life Drawing Live !

Online Drawing Class, Wednesday 24th

Max is a French model based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has been modelling regularly with art sessions across Scotland for figurative and portraits drawing and painting sessions, and is continuing with live sessions during lockdown. As a photographer, with photographer’s eye he is really practised at framing and lighting. This could be our most professional yet!

Register in advance for this select the following link

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_951GF7QATK6vFhlXqPVm2A

On occasion the link has to be copied and entered as a URL (on the top line of your Web Browser)

Insisting on registration and payment, provides a level of security for the model and against Zoombombing and other intrusions.

We pay the model, zoom and Paypal charges, but keep the cost as low as feasible, £4.40 before Monday lunchtime and £5 afterwards.

Can we request attendees have their video on (if possible) for the first 15mins at least.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining Online Life Drawing Live.

You can Login anytime from 07:00 PM, and advise doing so before drawing begins 7:30. That way we can sort out any issues without interrupting the class.

The class starts with some very quick poses, to enable the attendees and the audience to acclimatise. There will be a break about half way through, then our longest poses 20mins. The class will finish at 9:30 and some poses will be developed ad-hoc.

All times are UK, adjust to local, eg San Francisco it starts at 11am

Dominique

Online Life Drawing is new to all of us. And we are experimenting with the possibilities. In this session we took the unusual step of asking Dominique to talk through a few of the poses. Playing with two ideas. First that one of the differences between drawing a human (or in some cases animal) and a bowl of fruit, is empathy. The second is the possibility, or impossibility of drawing and listening at the same time.

Online Life Drawing Live !

Online Drawing class, Wednesday 17th

Although she will not thank me for saying it, Dominique is an artist, she works tirelessly at developing the craft of Online Modelling. A new form that she is leading the game at. I was stunned at the level of professionalism she showed on our first encounter and really pleased she has agreed to return. Words like bizarre, dynamic and even weird spring to mind, and she may even be joined by a special guest!

Register in advance for this select the following link

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5AJ3bD5MR_-VY8ZrRCbd-g

On occasion the link has to be copied and entered as a URL (on the top line of your Web Browser)

Insisting on registration and payment, provides a level of security for the model and against Zoombombing and other intrusions.

We pay the model, zoom and Paypal charges, but keep the cost as low as feasible, £4.40 before Monday lunchtime and £5 afterwards.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining Online Life Drawing Live.

You can Login anytime from 07:00 PM, and advise doing so before drawing begins 7:30. That way we can sort out any issues without interrupting the class.

The class starts with some very quick poses, to enable the attendees and the audience to acclimatise. There will be a break about half way through, then our longest poses 20mins. The class will finish at 9:30 and some poses will be developed ad-hoc.

All times are UK, adjust to local, eg San Francisco it starts at 11am

A fantastic evening !

Liat was wonderful last night, she posed from her apartment in Edinburgh. Liat is a keen pole dancer, but has no access to a pole! But she did use a hula hoop to great effect. As well as getting into some fascinating poses. A fantastic evening !

 

The 10th Online Life Drawing Live

Liat is our model this week. I know she is an enthusiastic pole dancer and climber, who is suffering because she has no access to a Pole or a mountain!  I have sketched her before and know she likes doing bendy and muscular poses, which are a pleasure to draw.  And I like the way her long curly hair is occasionally incorporated. She is new to our class, and joins us from Edinburgh, I am really looking forward to this!

Register in advance for this select the following link

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uDO8FKWVTomaUqYu2EHAkw

On occasion the link has to be copied and entered as a URL (on the top line of your Web Browser)

Insisting on registration and payment, provides a level of security for the model and against Zoombombing and other intrusions.

We pay the model, zoom and Paypal charges, but keep the cost as low as feasible, £4.40 before Monday lunchtime and £5 afterwards.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining Online Life Drawing Live.

You can Login anytime from 07:00 PM, and advise doing so before drawing begins 7:30. That way we can sort out any issues without interrupting the class.

The class starts with some very quick poses, to enable the attendees and the audience to acclimatise. The first half is a series of 10 to 15mins poses. There will be a break about half way through, then our longest pose 20mins. The class will finish at 9:30 and some poses will be developed ad-hoc.

All times are UK, adjust to local, eg San Francisco it starts at 11am