Life drawing lesson #1

Not quite what I expected. A series of 5 minute poses, using several mediums, all held differently.

First, a marker pen held in the first. A bit like being 3 years again.


Unfortunately, or fortunately, the pen was running out but that was the point of the exercise, that you could blame your tools rather than your own talent…or lack of.

I messed up the second one because I was supposed to do it in a Berol handwriting pen. I think I was busy searching for another purple pen when we were given our instructions for the second pose.


The above was my favourite drawing.


The above was an exercise in not lifting the pen or pencil from the paper. This was one of the hardest to do. I physically couldn’t prevent myself so I had to cheat and add a few lines to look as though I’d followed the
instructions properly. A toughy.


Argh I don’t like this one because it looks so obscene and like something scribbled on a toilet door. This was with my non dominant hand. Cringe.


I’m updating my post three weeks after doing this lesson so if it wasn’t for my signature I’d be thinking I picked up someone else’s work by mistake. I just don’t remember doing this one, let alone what the instructions were for it.


The last one. The weirdest one. Ink and a twig. Enough said.

Roll on next week.


Pottery #2

Life drawing!

What a revelation.


I enjoyed it so much I’m going to enrol on their Life Drawing class..