The thoughts and works of a caffeine addicted artist!
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Life Class - Week 1
Yes, finally I got to a life class!
Lots of firsts happening today: First public life class since I was 18, when I took six, two hour sessions at college - First male model EVER! - First time model had posed - First time I have seen any hope of me being able to attend a life class on a regular basis. It has been a great day!
The class is self-help/model only, which is exactly what I was after. I want to make my own mistakes, work through them and learn from them.
We worked our way through five poses overall, each with varied time limits. I tried a couple of different mediums and surfaces but my favourite for figures has to be charcoal, I feel I can work so freely with it, like an extension of my hand; it feels like part of me.
I'm pretty chuffed with my results, I feel I got a good likeness of the model as well as a decent sense of weight and perspective. I went in with no expectations other than to learn and left my fear of failure where it belongs...In the past!
I'm going again next week and there is even talk of extending the proposed six sessions to a regular, maybe even weekly class, I can't tell you how much that pleases me! 5 minutes