I actually made it to another life drawing session this week! Arrived totally stressed and flustered after a week of dashing around between children and work - had overslept, mad rush to get the children washed, dressed, breakfasted, two lunch boxes packed, them sneak in late to the classroom with one, drop the other one off at pre-school, then dash straight into town for the life class without even so much as a cuppa!
So actually, feeling like I'd only be able to produce frustrated scribbles at best, I was reasonably pleased with this one. It was a 30 minute pose in charcoal pencil again.
I really should branch out and use different mediums, but I do love using the charcoal for life drawing - it seems to suit me. My favourite pencil is only 2 inches long now though!
Here is the other one from this session that I quite liked - a 5 minute pose.
The studio that I go to for these sessions is taking part in the Frome Festival Open Studios, so we've all been asked to show some work. There are some fantastically good artists in the group - some are painters, some sculptors, some ceramicists... I'm probebly one of the youngest and feel quite embarrassed about showing my rough sketches next to some of their work (especially having not exhibited work before - not counting my own shop!)
Still it should be a good bridge to cross, and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's work all displayed together with all our very different styles and ways of working.
If anyone's in Somerset you can find out about all the Open Studios at www.fromefestival.co.uk
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