I've been away from life drawing for nearly two months. Work, other events, and stress have kept me from going. This week Dearest plainly arranged things with the hope that I could go, and Oldest and I did. I had a good time and it went well from the first time my chalk hit the paper. At one point in the last drawing it seemed to just go by itself, and I just watched the lines and shadows showing up. That was incredible, and I'd like to have that happen again.
These are displayed in the order we did them. All are on 18 x 24 inch newsprint. The first was a two minute drawing, the next several were five minutes, and the more complete ones, with some setting (chair, drapery, etc.), were tens and fifteens.
We had an older model (late fifties, early sixties, I believe) whom we've drawn before. I like the way the bones are implied in her body, especially her shoulders. Her hip bones are less visible than in some of the younger models - it's all fascinating and interesting to capture on paper.