Got along to life drawing today for the first time in a while. Had to get some rust off, but managed a couple I was happy with later on in the session. Thought it might be a nice change of pace to put up something not involving mayhem.
I’ve been trying to get along to Dr Sketchy’s for a while now, but have been thwarted by my charming habit of not finishing my cartoons until the very last possible second. Tonight, I finally got my cartoon knocked over a bit early and toddled along with a crayon and some paper.
As it was my first life drawing outing for about a year and a half, my drawings were pretty hideous, but I felt obliged to make an extra effort for the last one of the night. The model Bridget Bridge posed on top of a large pile of broken glass she had brought along specially for the occasion. Yes, really. For twenty minutes! There was talk of this being a record of some sort. Anyway, I ran out of time to draw all the glass, but it was there.
Ever since I moved to Hobart, I’ve been looking for a regular life drawing group to keep the hand in, and finally, over a year down the track, one turns up just down the road. Most convenient, although it doesn’t have the Fortune Of War pub just downstairs and is not convenient for Tom “Fancy a quick schooner during the break?” Jellett. Nonetheless, it was good to draw some lines on paper.