Christian, one hour posePosted: February 2, 2015
Life drawing is addictive. At the end of three hours, I feel I could go on for another three. I guess it’s because no painting is ever really right, so there’s always the possibility that the next one will be a little bit better. There are so many variables to master while the clock ticks away. The pencil drawing, the skin colour, control of wetness.Today’s model was Christian, and although he did some very expressive short poses, he’s not an easy man to draw. He has a dancer’s physique — long arms and legs — as well as a narrow face and deepset eyes. When the afternoon session was over I looked around to see what everyone else had done. Some people had decided not to tackle the legs at all and instead focused only on the upper body or did portraits. As you can see, the most relaxed person in the room was Christian himself.