This Week. Art, much like the naked body, has been known to take itself too seriously. The remedy? Sometimes they both can benefit from being in a relaxed environment more concerned with communication than instruction.
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Drawing Live Models and How to Get the Best Poses : Quick Sketches with Charcoal
Sketching a live model can be tough, it is a lot of pressure to work fast and to get all the details while staring at a live human being. It is also hard to get the right pose. This lesson will guide you through that process.
Due to the popularity of life drawing classes I can't imagine what for? No one cares for the slacker turning up late, clambering over everyone's easels, elbowing people in the face. Being a latecomer won't make you popular. Also it is embarrassing for everyone concerned when you start asking to borrow a knife to sharpen your pencils or masking tape to stick the paper to your board. Yes - make sure you get all that chit chat and material pilfering over with before the model even disrobes.