This Wednesday, female and male model, hopefully!

Because the attendance has been so high recently, we have occasionally hosted two models. Which for reasons that are too complicated to explain here, can be far more than twice as difficult to arrange. So it turned out that the models last week (Lauren and Sarah), only met during the session, which was not ideal! But they have both worked with us many times before, and the session went brilliantly.

So as a rare treat we are going to repeat the exercise again. We have arranged a male and female model for this Wednesday, so hopefully that is who will turn up on the night, fingers crossed!

Twice as Good !

Last week the number of attendees was quite high, so we thought if we had similar numbers this week, we could afford to use two models.
As the space is circular it means we can arrange the models so everyone has a choice of front or back views much of the time. So it provides the opportunity to choose one model or another, or to draw both models together. Quite a challenge in 20 Minutes!
Below 1 min drawings of Lauren, one of this Wednesdays models.

1 Min Drawings

We all view and draw very differently.

We had a Japanese model last week,called Ai. People found her really long and very dark hair either really easy to draw or really difficult. Just goes to show how we all view and draw very differently.

One of the unfortunate things is I cannot often draw while running the class, so I missed the opportunity! Which was really hard as she was such an interesting model to draw. I am now going to have to wait until somebody else runs a class with Ai as the model!



Back to Normal!

Just after the New Year there is always an influx of new attendees. Mainly, we think, due to New Year’s resolutions, and people just wanting to try something new. Which is exactly as the world is supposed to be. But now it is March, the class has returned to normal numbers, which makes it easier to find a good seat!
Sophie was our model last week, and although most of our models keep still, Sophie never moved an inch!

Two Models!

We had planned for some time to have Adam, one of our regular and popular models working with us this week. But due to the number of attendees in recent weeks, we have decided to splash out and have two models on Wednesday. So Adam will be joined by Hope. They have worked together before and have always been exceptional. So looking forward to it!

Marissa was our model last week, and as always the results were brilliant….

Tra-La !

Tra-La, we have an announcement. Not long after we started the class the overhead bulbs began to falter. To compensate we used spotlights which was perfect for photography, the model is lit up beautifully, but unfortunately you could not see the paper to draw on! We used ambient lighting, and it suited some areas of the room, but left others with minimum light. Ok, but not ideal.
Now a new lighting system has been installed, scheduled to complete on Monday, and will be fully functioning for this week’s class.

The Edge is a charity and they have worked hard to secure the funding for the new lighting, so a round of applause to them!

Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!


Important to explore?

I sometimes thing I sometimes over reach during a class. For example doing moving poses, which I know some people find incongruous. But it results in unique methods of drawing, see the first examples below. But although we are predominately a Life Drawing class, I find it is important to explore different ways of capturing the human figure.