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Life Drawing - once off

Hi All. I have not blogged for oh so long. Life is just too complicated at the moment with far too much to do and not enough time to paint!

Last Saturday we at SASA organised another once off life drawing session. This time in Pinelands. For the first time in my life I was confronted with a male model to draw! I really battled. Analising it all afterwards I came to the conclusion that we see the female form every where; press, magazines, TV. Plus I am female, which helps. The male form is very seldom shown. The model we had was a dancer and what a beautiful body. I think I was just so busy analizing and absorbing the different shapes and angles that the creativity died a little. The best drawing was actually done in the last ten minutes and it was his eyes which captivated me. Once again I go back to the portraiture that I love so much!

Last 10 minutes of the longest pose from a differenct angle

This was a quick 10 minute pose that the poor guy regretted after the first 5 minutes! All of his poses were incredable! Very much a professional.

This was the last longest pose which I eventually gave up on and did the little top ten minute portrait.


Art with Liz said…
Don't stay away so long - your work is too good not to show it off!
Dianne said…
I know how you feel, Carol, life becomes very complicated and there is not enough time in the day.

These are all sensitive drawings and I really like the 10 minute one. You mention the creativity slipping away when faced with the model. I always get this reaction when faced with a nude model - I am not talking about prudishness - it is just that I dont see many naked people during my normal day and so they are not in my normal frame of reference. If I was still nursing I would probably feel quite different!
I love to paint what is familiar and meaningful to me and so find life drawing quite a "left brain" activity.
Carol said…
Liz, thanks for that, I needed it!

Di, thank you for your lovely comments. Funnily enough life drawing and painting is my first love. I am really battling to get to grips with landscape whereas I find it much easier to capture a look on a face. Can't understand why either.

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