|Day 1: class work, a series of 15 minute poses|
my two pieces are the third one from the left (top and bottom)
i 'figure' it's time my painted faces get painted bodies. i wasn't feeling very confident about the class when i first signed up, i've never really drawn or painted the figure. but i must say, there's nothing like doing something you're afraid of to break new ground.
drawing from life, in the proper conditions with lighting, is really an incredible experience. i thought i'd giggle like a school girl with strangers posing naked for me, but it was alright. ha! once you put some paint on paper, and get into the zone, you forget you're in a class room, and there's an instructor watching and critiquing.
|Day 2: one hour pose|
i really need to get myself into a life drawing class more often....
first day we had a female model, who was at least in her 70's. and boy was she confident in her skin. she was a flamboyant blonde, with a fresh lily in her up-do. man, i wish i could be so confident in my own skin, and i'm half her age for god's sake. perhaps in my next life, i'll come back as a life model.
our instructor, bogdan luca, is a pretty fabulous artist and teacher. i'm such of fan. his classes are always interesting, and challenging pushing me out of my comfort zone. this is exactly what i was looking for.
now if only i can get dom to pose naked for me, it would be a great help. ha!