Life Drawings at Pawlett 16.3.13

What with posting about my pet plagiarist, I didn’t have time to post these drawings last weekend, but I did finally get to another Life Drawing session. These were mostly not the length of poses that I like best – the 4 short 5-minute poses are the sort of thing I like, but then the same seated pose for… er…  what seemed like a very long time, meant I had to move round and draw from different angles, which explains the two pairs of near-identical poses. But still, it did for once mean I put some effort into actually drawing…

Our generous fellow student, stepping in as life model at the last moment...

What’s the point of Life Drawing?

This is not a rhetorical question. I don’t mean it in the sense that one might ask ‘What’s the point of Simon Cowell?’ because there is undoubtedly a lot of point in life drawing; in fact there are a number of different very good points to life drawing, and that is exactly my problem. I don’t draw from life when I compose my paintings. I may occasionally grimace in the mirror or hold up a hand or an elbow to see the outline of it at a certain angle, but on the whole I am drawing (no pun intended) upon…

2012-6: life drawing in pencil and pastel by Nancy Farmer

Life Drawing Sketches, Pawlett, March 2012

Well, the flower fairy of monkshood is finished, but I haven’t yet had time to scan her. In the meantime, I went life drawing on Saturday, so I thought I would show you the results. I hadn’t managed to get to any life drawing sessions since about October of last year so I was quite pleased to get some results I was happy with – not so much a lack-of-practice thing as the fact that some days just don’t go right with life drawing! Anyway, here they are: They’re all in pencil, with a little pastel added with a cotton…