I couldn’t resist a punny title. I felt like I hadn’t been to figure drawing studio in forever, but it’s only been a week. Weird.
The lady who runs the Thursday morning sessions likes to warm up with quick 3 minute poses. I like these gestural beginnings too. I have no problem tucking into longer, tighter drawings, but the gestural stuff keeps me a little looser and has a tendency to bring out a bit more of the unexpected — and I like that. Not everything has to be perfect and precious — we have to start somewhere; and I think these kinds of drawings share a bit of that.
We did a few long poses too, and my drawings from them turned out fine. I was inspired by one of the guys last week to try drawing on black paper. Funny thing was, my black paper is smaller than the Kraft I usually use, so my drawings had this odd scrunched look to them! But I wasn’t as excited about any of the more finished drawings as I am about this arm. It has nice energy in it. It’s my favorite drawing from the day.