One of the many reasons I like this class is the range of abilities. We have highly skilled artists that attend each week, and we also have people that are attending for the first time, and have not drawn for years, or in some cases, at all! They will have very different evenings, but hopefully they will both gain something from the class. Mark was our model last week, and be was excellent as usual.
We are currently having issues with the lighting at The Edge. Although the Spot Lights are great for lighting the model, the overhead lighting bulbs have failed. This makes it difficult to see the paper in some parts of the room. The light fittings are antiquated, and not easily replaceable.
The Edge are currently seeking funds for replacement fittings, but there is no fixed date.
We can either continue as we are, or move to a smaller room. This Wednesday I am going to ask the class to Vote on the option of moving to a smaller room, or remaining as we are! Your Vote Matters This Time!
Here are images from last week…
Life Drawing returns this week!
It has only been a few weeks but it seems like ages.
So we start as usual at exactly 7:30PM.
We were really fortunate last week to have Anya as our model. Anya is noticeably pregnant (about eight months). I have never run a class with somebody pregnant before, but when Anya suggested the idea, I jumped at the chance, though if I am honest I was a bit nervous. I needn’t have been, she was a star. There was one incident, and although I suggested stopping the class, she insisted it was nothing and we continued as normal. And once more I was surprised by the class, nobody was in the least bit phased. I suppose I shouldn’t have been, it is a Life Drawing class, and this is Life!
One interesting snippet, talking afterwards, somebody said….
“I was drawing her bump, and a few minutes later I realised I had it wrong and redrew it, this happened several times, at first I thought is was because it was such an unusual shape, eventually I realised it was the baby moving!”
We have been really fortunate with all our models. Some have worked with us for years, and some make a fleeting appearance before moving on. Today’s image is typical, Lauren is a regular, who is currently abroad, but will hopefully return one day! Every model is different and adds to the experience As we didn’t take photos last week, I am using one of mine!
See you tonight!
As we are an evening class, most of the year we draw by artificial light. This is good in many ways as the venue has spotlights and we make use of them. But there are about two months when the spotlight is also supplemented by natural light, and it does make a difference to the drawing experience. And we are in the middle of those two months!