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Painting: In Recline

dragged andy to the life drawing class today. this time i was expecting mainly short poses.. but it turned out to be long pose. good thing i brought my painting materials.


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May. 13th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
Wow! That's amazingly good!
May. 13th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
thank you! :)
May. 13th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
This is my favorite of all your pictures that you posted. I'm not sure what it is exactly, but it has an extra compelling quality. I think it's something about the background.

Was the class just as male this time or were there some other women there?
May. 13th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
thank you :)

there were 4 females this time, including me. after a while, the nakedness of the model became.. i don't know, normal? something to paint?
May. 14th, 2007 06:57 am (UTC)
I know exactly what you mean. When I took a life drawing class the first day with the nude model was a little odd, but soon he became just something to draw, and then ever after seeing him naked was quite normal. It was more weird when he'd put on his sweats at break time (cause the room was kinda cold) and sit and read Kafka.

We never had a female model for that class - couldn't get one timing wise, and we were always complaining because our model was ripped and so we were always drawing the hard male lines instead of the soft female curves.
May. 14th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
How about painting really fat men?
May. 14th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
yeah, i prefer painting women, curves.. soft lines and beautiful.
May. 14th, 2007 04:54 am (UTC)
That is really awesome! You have quite the talent.

Oh, and please stop. It's not fair that you keep being good at everything. Leave something for the rest of us.
May. 14th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
thanks for the compliment!

oh, you're being coy, you just took up capoeira. and reading all sorts of strange spontaneous consciousness stuff.
May. 14th, 2007 07:33 am (UTC)
Interesting, I've only done life drawing, not life painting. How is the process in comparison? I like to paint but instructors have only let us life draw at St. Ed's so far. Did you start life painting in your Laguna Gloria class or before that?

I wonder what life painting with watercolors would be like, with that medium it is hard to fix things. I guess it may depend on how much one plans.
May. 14th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
our last art class at laguna gloria, we had a life model, but we just painted the face. i had asked the teacher for a life model, and he surprisingly agreed. so that was my first experience with a life model.

the session yesterday was probably... 80% of the people were drawing. though i would think 3 hours drawing one pose would be boring. andy was drawing and did multiple studies. the short pose session on mondays seem better suited for drawing since they do 1-minute, 5-minute, 15-minute and 30 minute poses..

on sundays they have 10 minutes worth of quick poses, 1 minute each to warmup.. and then about 3 hours worth of one pose. after she took a break, it was quite an endeavour getting her back to the original pose.

as for the differences.. to do a life painting, you still have to do a life drawing. the hard part for me is the color choices and the degrees of shadows. also it's tougher to have clean lines i think.

you should come sometime and try it. it's every sunday from 2-5 pm, only $5. what a deal :)
May. 14th, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC)
Damn, that is good! There is something about the colors or the model that evokes the Algonquin Round Table-era...though I can't quite explain why.
May. 14th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
hmm.. maybe the hair.

hey, have a good time tonight at improv class!
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