So I've had this idea for a while to combine art and nudism in one mind opening event, and host clothing optional life drawing, where everyone who comes draws and models, and fun is had by all. I finally got more than one person will to give it a go, so we did it, and it was much fun! I only got to do two decent drawings out of it myself this time around.
She's back, and still in blue and red. This time I did one of my favourite drawings to date, a lovely almost abstract detail:
So this model clearly wasn't quite ready to commit to the cause, his shorts stayed firmly on throughout. Likewise I seemed to struggle to decide what colour he needed to be, resulting in a very colourful set of drawings.
My choice to draw in a sort of fuschia colour, and the way I was drawing in this session, turned out this lovely flesh-like effect:
Generally I much prefer drawing women than men; women's bodies just seem so much more interesting, men are so linear! This guy though, I really liked drawing, he struck some really good poses, and was also just a nice person - It was his first time modelling, and he was really keen to get feedback and take on ideas. It was a really enjoyable session thanks to his energy, and I think I got some pretty decent drawings too!
Game changer! Let's try using coloured pencils today I told myself, and I never looked back! I don't know what it is about drawing in colour, but I feel so much freer to be bold with my marks. My quick sketches gain new life too, as I use a different colour for each pose, making them an anatomical rainbow!
My favourite model is back for these, who since I started drawing in colour I always seem to draw in blue with red hair; she does indeed have red hair, and it gives a nice pop to the images.
I'm really pleased with this first one, it's probably my best face drawing up to this point, and the scribbling give it so much texture and makes the shadows feel almost alive!
Same model, now with a prop, booo! Can I blame the distraction of the umbrella for the horrendous faces on these ones??
Thankfully the umbrella was only visiting for part of the session.
And there I go, drawing the other drawers again!
This is the most regular model at the uni society, and she's a real pleasure to draw; always comes up with interesting poses, and the way her body behaves, and folds is so interesting and beautiful! Didn't really do her justice in these first drawings, but did better later!