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I'm not at an college or art school yet, I'm working on a portfolio, but I want to draw people from life so where can I go to draw naked people? . Are there art clubs that do this? Do I have to pay much? Do I have to be any good?
Obviously it depends on where you are, but check local community colleges or ask at a local art store. In my city, an art center offers three hour sessions for seven dollars, with everyone from middle school students to professional artists attending.
There should be local life drawing places, I browsed the internet for my area (NYC) and found a bunch in Manhattan. They aren't the kind of places you would spot walking down the street though.
Google + where you live + "life drawing"
Even if you don't have access to nude figures, still take the time to draw people wherever and whenever you get a chance.
Heck, I just got back from a long trip and drew people in the galleries, the cafes and the airport while waiting for my flight back home. Have a sketchbook handy and go to town now. Why wait?
thaks for the advice. guess I should have been less lazy and done my own searching first.
@ storyboard dave
yeah I've done a bit of that already but, I'm kinda slow and people tend to walk off before I get a chance to do anything im happy with.
ok, I'll let you know how I get on, and if I can get a scanner I'll start uploading my studies for crit.
It's not necessarily about the speed of your drawing. Think about just pulling out a sketchbook and working on gestures with these people. Consider them quick studies. Remember that it's a sketchbook and not a finished art book. Don't worry if it isn't perfect (heck, if you looked at some of my quick scribbles, you'd probably wonder when my medication wore off!). Besides you're also going to be much more critical of your own work than anyone else. I'm willing to bet that there are probably some gems you've done but because you've looked at it too much, you might've discarded them. To the rest of us, they're probably wonderful.
So keep drawing and keep striving to improve.
Crumpy good luck with your career. Depending on where you are, visit our web site. We have a sensational Learn to Draw program offering life drawing sessions.