Freya on the boat

Today’s virtual life drawing was a little crazy. Our model, Freya, was posing on a boat, somewhere out on the ocean off the coast of Sao Tomé and Principe. She was also somewhat of a contortionist. So the experience was like trying to draw one of the acrobats from the Cirque du Soleil, AT THE SAME TIME AS going out on a sailboat on a windy day. A great challenge and probably one of the hardest life drawing sessions I have ever done. This was one my more successful attempts.

Here are the ones where I became completely lost in body parts.

19 Comments on “Freya on the boat”

  1. Denise says:

    You did a fabulous job. You certainly have artistic “sea legs” ( or hands). I got seasick just reading your post!


  2. loisajay says:

    I think you did great, Shari!


  3. These are great! A sailboat invites a bit of contortion. The curves and all. Great model.


  4. ksmiley2015 says:

    Good job, Shari, you found all the parts and put them in the right spots while rocking and rolling. Even attached in the correct places.


  5. Sabiscuit says:

    Lovely sketch and great location, Shari. xo


  6. Nel says:

    You did these beautifully! All that contortion and foreshortening, and rocking boat all made this really difficult.


  7. Donna says:

    How interesting! How long did Freya hold these poses? What a challenge to draw. A great learning experience


    • Donna, the poses were 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 20 minutes. I’m not quite sure how she holds these for so long but she was amazing! And yes, it was a great learning experience. A little frustrating, but in a good way!


  8. Judy Sopher says:

    Wow-like drawing a pretzel. Don’t know how you did it–and so well. Amazing sketches.


  9. Dawn says:

    Is this a free online virtual draw from life? Would love to find something like this. 🙂


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