Life drawing is the act of drawing the human figure from a live model. Sketching nude models from life is a time-honoured artistic endeavor recorded in history as early as the 13th century while figure drawing goes back to prehistoric times. The human figure is the most prevalent subject throughout Art History. This process is one of the most challenging as people come in all forms and the body can change dramatically with the slightest movement of either the model or the artist.
Life drawing is a passion of mine. Models are expensive so groups of artists get together to share costs. Recently I have been fortunate to get into a life drawing group that meets weekly in Kamloops. It is about 40 minutes from where I live but well worth the trip! I have posted below photos of my life drawings from this past fall. Next I'll begin posting a few from each weeks session starting with the sketches from Thursday January 21. I work primarily on newsprint although a few are on pastel paper. I found it difficult to get decent photos but am sharing them anyways!
"The Naked Eye"
5 days ago