Every Saturday from 10 to 1 there is open life drawing sessions at the university near my home. I didn’t get there very much last year because I was concentrating on the “objects of nature” for my September exhibit.

It feels wonderful to be getting back into these live figure drawing sessions. I didn’t realize how much I missed them until I sat down with my sketchbook.

Live model drawing is an important process that I believe artists should participate in whenever possible. There’s just no substitute for the real thing.

One of the great things about these open sessions is that everyone can work with the materials of their choice. Everyone is doing their own thing. There’s pencils, charcoal, watercolor, pastels, pens, paints, etc., it’s all there, and wonderful things are being created.

I generally sketch with colored pencils or pens. I like to find an interesting shadow and work my way out from there. When the 20 minute timer beeps, time’s up, and I have whatever I have. Body parts, mostly incomplete body parts. It’s a great mental exercise.

Till next time. Have a grand day!





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