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    How long have you been doing life drawing?

    How long have you been doing life drawing/studying the anatomy? After about how long did you notice your drawing of the figure improving?
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    About a year, and I'm still learning and picking up new stuff as I do studies, and read more, and observe more, it's tricky.
    Oh gee.
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    A year?? Wow. Yeah I have to start doing it on a regular basis then. There's supposedly this FREE life drawing class that I'm going to check out, thinks it starts in October but if it's free then maybe it might not be as good? Not to harp on free things, but I guess people who really know their stuff if they are teaching it would want to get paid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    i've been doing it for about 3,5 years.. last year i started going more, my school has life drawing classes 6 hours a day you can attend if you're a student.

    So last half year i took about 6-15 hours of life drawing a week. I notied most improvement in last half year as well

    Thats very long,...wish I had a job so that I could afford to go more often!
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    I'd guess 60+ 3 hour classes, but being at a slightly wanky art school quite a few of those were "Hey kids, let's explore the human figure through the medium of torn paper" kinda classes.
    I also went to a lot of optional after school classes though so my numbers will be way off.

    Short answer = nowhere near long enough, wish I could afford to go and do more at the local college, they have at least one good teacher and some great models.

    It's only in the last year or so that I've begun the detailed anatomy studies that I should have done at art school. Back then I was competent enough to eyeball it and score passing grades, I now want to know exactly what it is that I was "eyeballing".
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    i havent done much figure drawing, but drawing from life in a serious manner, i would say about a year, before that i did a lot of mindless doodles that got me nowhere...
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    One and a half years now.
    I love it.
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    love to learn

    I dont doo it at all but id love to learn






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    At life drawing the other day there was a boy who was only 14!! Man I wish I started that early
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    you're never too old ;-) and look at marko, he says he never took real life drawing classes/sessions; he observed his surroundings and people, and learned from it, went trough life with open eyes. that point of view i find to be very interesting. so don't be afraid, there's artists who started drawing when their kids moved out..
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    I have been drawing the figure since I was 15. I noticed improvment after the end on every session, meaning 9-15 weeks, depending on the length of the session/class. I also noticed the complements I would get from my peers. I am almost 25 now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlameDragon View Post
    At life drawing the other day there was a boy who was only 14!! Man I wish I started that early
    I'm only 14 as well and I did my first life drawing session on Saturday. It was loads of fun. I've got an other one tomorrow! I'll try to make it at least every Saturday and hopefully if I have time the Monday night ones as well. Sadly the Tuesday sessions are when I'm at school.

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