Life class yesterday with Andrew Cefalu. Always a good time even though I find it exhausting. We also had home made cookies which I shall remember to stay a long distance from next time.
I took the watercolors along but didn’t use them in the end. I didn’t really get into the flow and everything was a little stodgy. Adding watercolor to the mix would have ended in tears and nobody wants that.
We started with some 2 minute gestures.
I felt pretty good at this stage. The pencil was moving well and my arm felt free. Also our model was superb and did some wonderfully interesting poses.
Next onto 10 minute sketches.
These were ok apart from two disastrous attempts at the foreshortened pose.
And finally a set of 15 minute poses :
Looking back at these this morning they don’t seem too bad but I had come away disatisified at the end of the session. Too much focus on the face in most cases and some frankly embarrassing feet were in evidence. I will definitely be back in two weeks hopefully with some serious hand and foot practice under my belt.