Life Drawing on Zoom

Back in April I signed up for a drawing session organized by Gayle Kayaker and Jennifer Orkin Lewis. We drew from a live model on Zoom, a costumed ballet dancer, Leigh Kidwell.

The Zoom presentation was 2 hours long and Included several breaks for both us and the model, Leigh. She delighted us with a few costume changes to complement her elegant poses.

I drew, and drew, and drew… even scanned all my artwork… and then it all sat cluttering up my laptop’s screen just waiting to be uploaded.

Well today’s the day.

I’m presenting my sketches in chronological order with a number key above each image. The first number is the number of minutes Leigh held the pose and the second number is the sequence number. For example: 5.4 means it’s a 5 minute pose and it’s the 4th time I’ve drawn a 5 minute pose. I used a black Pentel Pocket Brush Pen on 7 in. x 8.5 in. pieces of Strathmore Drawing Paper.

This experience just whetted my appetite to get back to live, in-person life drawing. I just checked, the next session starts in a few weeks.

Life Drawing Session

O6 April, 2016

For a size reference , all of these drawings were done on 18 in. x 24 in. newsprint.

Two 5-minute, two 10-minute, three 20-minute drawings of the same pose, and a final 30-minute drawing.

This post is a test. I found these photos in an old sketchbook and wanted to backdate the post so it would show up chronologically. I’m also testing to see if it triggers a notification to any followers so could someone please comment below if you see it? Thanks!