I actually managed to get organised with a pencil and some paper and get along to life drawing for the first time in ages this morning. Always a character building experience when you’re rusty, but I bought a water soluble graphite pencil the other day, which I’ve never used before (I’m more of a piece of conte or charcoal and make a mess type usually) and decided to experiment, so had two excuses for stuffing everything up. In the end it didn’t work out too badly.
If you’re in Hobart, it’s a lovely group that meets at the Battery Point community hall 9.15 to 12.15 on Tuesdays – $20, byo materials and it includes all the instant coffee and biscuits you can eat (valid up to one biscuit).
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.