I began my first online class through skill share began today. Already I see so much talent, I am excited to size myself against such a variety of artists. I thought I should keep posting life drawing pictures to encourage my rebirth as an artist. These drawings came from my later days at SFSU. I still think these drawings are solid and would still find a way into any portfolio I would share. I really came into my own using sharpies to sketch in life drawing sessions.
In fact, this model was for me one of the best sessions I've ever had. At first I remember being intimidated because most models were small athletic types. I could see the anatomy and identify the breakdown points. I guess without these guides I really just drew from what I saw. A breakthrough thought. Trust the skills.
I look forward to finding that next breakthrough!
I haven't had a life drawing session in almost 20 years. I still work out in my sketchbook,but I'm thinking it's time I consider going back to a true academic approach to my art. To inspire myself, I'm posting pictures from sessions back from my SFSU days. I look back at these pictures and think about how much fun and energy I had for the beginning of my art career. I drew at any location that offered live life drawing sessions. I remember those Wednesdays at the Castro Valley Center. The Thursdays at UC Berkeley with those amazing, wise artists who shared so much knowledge with me. That small artist café in the Mission, that though it creeped me out to draw in such a small room with all those throw pillows and old blankets, I drew some of my best pieces. There is still much to learn, and as I prepare to take classes with these "young guns" I hope to be able to hold my own, but better yet, showcase what I've learned along the art journey.