I’m back to using pastels in the local life drawing group. As usual, we started with a series of five minute poses to get warmed up. Then we continued with several longer poses of at least twenty minutes each. I have been spending so much time lately on the iPad and doing digital artwork that it is taking me a while to get back to “real” drawing. I’m enjoying it but yesterday was a bit frustrating. Being winter, still, (don’t let what the calendar says about spring beginning fool you) we had the heat in the studio cranked up high so the model would not be cold. I don’t do well in high heat (that’s why we live in northern Vermont!). I mention all this because I stand in front of the easel for two full hours trying to concentrate on drawing and really get fatigued from the heat. There goes my concentration. It’s really hard for me to stay focused. Blah, blah, blah…do I sound like a spoiled kid? Sorry.
Those are my excuses. Now here are the drawings…maybe not my best (but probably not the worst either). And BTW, I am glad it’s spring, at least on the calendar. It’s something to look forward to.
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