I am the first to admit that I have been uncomfortable when confronted by nudity. I grew up in Catholic Ireland and at the same time I was very exposed to the culture of England which was and still is so anchored to Victorianism. I’d better be careful here, I don’t want to get political. I just think it’s a pity we have been made to feel so ill at ease in appreciating the naked being. Thankfully, I moved to Sweden. That was 31 years ago so I have had time to adapt to what I still feel is a refreshing attitude towards nudity. It’s such a pity we feel embarrassed by something that is so natural.
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A live streamed Meldrum Kroki will begin on the 10th of September. My actual life drawing classes are otherwise on hold until the pandemic is under control. More news on how to join my streamed life drawing classes very soon.
Meldrum Kroki startar igen torsdag den 10 september. På grund av smittorisk kommer klasserna att enbart streamas, ingen deltagare alltså – bara streaming. Mer info om upplägget kommer snart.
My life drawing classes at Dieselverkstaden begin again today after the summer break. Click this link for more information in Swedish or English depending on your preference. You can also plan ahead by looking at the life drawing calendar on Dieselverkstadens website here.
The model’s name is Rosa, I’ve been drawing her since I began life drawing which was back in 2011. I know all her poses, her curves and every muscle on her stocky frame because I have sketched her countless times. She used to be a circus performer I have heard, she is 60 years old – she is young for her age.
I regularly sketch at Basis on Folkungagatan here in Stockholm. It’s only ten minutes from my home and the 12 o’clock start on a Saturday morning is just perfect for me. The atmosphere is very relaxed and one gets a little tuition for the 100 kronor one pays which is not bad at all. The life drawing session is two hours long.
Yesterday, I went to my first Life Drawing evening since the summer break, I tried out some new techniques I had been studying, if it were a cake it would not have raised, but it was fun trying and that’s the whole point, isn’t it! 😉 Visit “My Life Drawing 2012” if you would like to see more.
I completed this watercolour today but really I painted 99% of it last Thursday at my life drawing class. The pose was two hours long with a break for the model every twenty minutes. Click here to see more of my watercolours.
My name is David Meldrum, I love painting watercolours. Another passion I have is life drawing, I run a class called Meldrum Kroki. I was born in Ireland but since 1990 I have lived in Stockholm, Sweden.
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