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.
My first life drawing session after the summer break. I was very rusty so only one sketch to show 🙂
In the evening of my first day following my tough new artist week schedule I went to life drawing. At this stage my food intolerance was setting in big time, I had eaten something that did not agree with me. I made it through the first half of the session but I was in too much pain and too tired to continue in the second half of the evening. I think it shows in the sketches I did, I haven’t shown the bad ones of course but I think I struggled with them all, at least it felt that way.
I was proud that I was able to produce so much in one day, I hope to continue doing this in the future, like I said in an earlier post – I’m not well today so no watercolours and no schedule was followed, hopefully in a couple of days I’ll be back on track.
My first life drawing since the spring and I decided to use my watercolours. I used cheap Canson watercolour paper, I hate it compared to Arches or Fabriano but it’s just too expensive to waste a block of quality paper during a life drawing session. I used Koo i noor woodless watercolour sticks for the first time, I really liked them so I’ll be using them a lot in future. Each of these watercolours took five minutes to complete, at that speed one cannot hesitate – a quick line sketch of the figure and then paint as much as you can in the remaining time before the pose ends. It’s stressful for sure but I find it exhilarating.