Wednesday, 22 January 2014

In someone else's studio: Life Drawing

Last night I did something I hadn’t done for about 15 years and I went to a life drawing class.  Ewen Duncan has been teaching adult art classes for a while locally and whilst I’ve always fancied going along, I never quite made the time or organised the childcare.  However, the opportunity came up for trying just three sessions of life drawing and I thought why not. 

My first life drawing for almost 15 years
Although, as you can see, I’m never going to be a portraitist, I really enjoy life drawing and find it very absorbing.  It is meant to be very good for your drawing skills as it is difficult to hide any errors as we tend to know what a person looks like.  I was encouraged that I still had some drawing skills, but I do draw regularly, just more abstracted. It will be interesting to see if I can improve over the three weeks or not.  And I'm hoping it will help improve the faces on my Unsung Muses.

Ewen runs his classes as Art4YouScotland and if you are local, they are well worth checking out.  If you’re not local, he runs special weekends and there is some lovely accommodation nearby!

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