Ten Minute Pose.
I am pleased to say that as of yesterday, I did actually make a few steps towards keeping a few of my resolutions. I spent most of the day going through all of the papers on my desk that have been piling up since about August. I reorganized my whole desk and decided to buy a small file cabinet since my one file drawer is pretty full and I need to start more files. I should finish the office up today and will start on the studio tomorrow. THAT will take at least a few days if I decide to be thorough.
But the best part was that I went to the local figure drawing class last night. It was so great! I haven't done any figurative work since last spring and didn't realize how much I missed it until I started the warm up sketches. I felt like I had been beamed up to my mother ship. The model was wonderful. Because it is a small town here, we both thought the other looked familiar and after awhile I realized that she had been our waitress at a nearby restaurant a few times and she also works at our vet's office. She's curvy, did really great poses and didn't move an inch.
My drawings were another matter. Heh. There was only one rather wobbly easel so I just propped up my pad on a chair in front of me, which was fine but I couldn't really stand back to look at it, so I struggled with proportions a bit. My 2 minutes sketches were ok I think, and two of the ten minute drawings were decent. But clearly I am a bit rusty. The last pose was beautiful and there I managed to do the worst drawing (below). I couldn't get the arm, the gesture, anything. I was disappointed because it was such a nice seated pose and the light on her was just lovely.
I am planning to go each Monday, although this model will be returning to college and there will be different one, who will probably be clothed. But a clothed model is a good challenge too and so I will keep going.