So in January I went to Life Drawing.
It doesnít sound like a big deal, but it is. Iíve always had a love/hate relationship with figure drawing. It wasnít one of my strong suits in school and I always loathed getting pieces together for my portfolio. When I left, it was one of those things I breathed a sigh of relief about... no more 1-3 minute pose nightmares or the pressure cooker of watching other artists kick my ass 10 feet away.
Iíve felt my artwork stiffening up for some time now. Good pieces from time to time, lots of digital coloring techniques and ideas, but at the same time a loss of gesture, energy and confidence. I told myself Iíd go to life drawing last year, but it was easy to put off with everything else going on.
This time Iím attending because I want to. Iím going because I want to improve instead of just getting marks. I'm enjoying life drawing again and working to be a better artist.
Iím going to try posting 1 or 2 per session up here as an impetus to keep doing it. The latest are below, but you can check out older ones by scrolling through the archives of my livejournal.
Here's two from this week's session: