This week I used my trusty ballpoint pen for the life drawing session. One of the things I like about using the ballpoint is that it provides a more mobile medium to draw with. Normally, I stand in front of a substantial easel and draw on larger (18″ x 24″) paper with pastels. That pretty much locks me into a fixed location for drawing. Using an 11″ x 14″ hard covered sketchbook and ballpoint pen, I can move around and get the angle of the model’s pose that I’m most interested in. As usual, we started with four 5-minute poses as a warmup. Since I could move around during the longer poses, I was able to do two drawings instead of one in the allotted time.