Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Welcome to Figure It Out
Another new blog! Some friends and I went to a figure drawing session at the Society of Illustrators this week and while I was a bit trepidatious at first it turned out to be an exciting experience (and not because of the naked boobies). It had been many years since I last drew from a live model - close to sixteen! My good friend Dan Springer runs a weekly figure drawing session in Williamsburg and I'm embarrased to say in the two or so years he's been doing it, I've not made my way out there to participate. Having the session in Manhattan and having another friend pay the nominal fee got me a bit more motivated this time to go. I plan on attending again, but I'll make sure to get there earlier. We arrived around 10 min after the 6:30 start time to find the place pretty packed with no seats in site, so we had to stand for the duration. I was pretty rusty at first (and second) but it was fun to actually work from someone standing right in front of me, rather than from a photo or my head. to begin this blog I'll first post some of the older figure drawings I did back in my college days - I feel some of them still have some merit - and then begin posting some of the new stuff.