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PostSubject: Life Drawing session Apr 12   Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:30 pm

Here are several quick paintings that I completed on April 12.
We had a 2 hour life drawing session, so I did many gesture drawings, marker sketches, and then painted.
These paintings are 10 to 20 minutes each. The 2 small ones are 6" x 6" canvas pad, then there are larger canvas pad and one Michael's canvas.

I just included them all, good and not so good, so you can see what I am struggling with: mostly head proportion. Large, small, etc. Ah well. next time better.

Also the light unit I bought at an auto supply shop, and then switched the 500 watt (!!!) halogens for 100 watt halogens.











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PostSubject: Re: Life Drawing session Apr 12   Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:11 pm

Very nice paintings, Alan. I love the sketchy and quick painted look of the painting.

How are these new lights working for you and how much did you pay for them?

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PostSubject: Re: Life Drawing session Apr 12   Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:40 pm

I'm really impressed with your figure drawing, Alan.
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PostSubject: Re: Life Drawing session Apr 12   Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:30 pm

Thanks for your comments Faisal and Crystal.

The lights have worked out well during the life drawing session. We conduct the drawing session in a company boardroom that has no windows and only overhead fluorescents. Bad, flat light.

Last year I had assembled a very basic light unit from an tall light stand, with 2 flex arm desk lamps. I should have photographed it, it was very strange. 2 desk lamps extended out from a stand, secured with zip ties and duct tape. It was okay and 'free', until one day it broke and fell.

The new lamp unit cost $30 plus 2 $6 bulbs. It is sturdier, and still 'artsy' due to its 'auto repair' aura of industrial plus yellow.
It provides good lighting, not too bright on the model, and is adjustable.


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PostSubject: Re: Life Drawing session Apr 12   Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:24 pm

Do you have like a group session for your artist friends to paint? How does it work?

Thanks for the info. I think it is reasonably priced. I am going to get the light myself.

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PostSubject: Re: Life Drawing session Apr 12   Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:37 pm

Without going into too much specific detail on a public forum, I organize a life drawing session for a group of artists.
We hire local models, and draw for a couple of hours. I reached out to a nearby learning institution that offers art classes, so I could work with the same models. It has been great for me to be able to draw,paint, and offer this session from time to time.
The idea is transferable: all it takes is a group of interested artists, and a few models who can take direction (best if they have done life modeling before, but some people are very quick to learn.)

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PostSubject: Re: Life Drawing session Apr 12   Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:25 pm

Very cool... Alan... Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Life Drawing session Apr 12   Sat May 11, 2013 6:26 am

Nice, Alan and especially so since you're able to organize the life drawing sessions. It must be nice to be able to have models available.
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