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-- 19 April, 2006 --

Foot sketch

Foot sketch
Originally uploaded by Robynls.
I am exhausted! It is the end of the first day of a two day life drawing workshop and I have stood at an easel for 5 hours. I NEVER stand up to draw and my back is aching.

Our model is a pretty young girl who is a martial arts participant so she has a trim little body and the most beautiful long hands and well shaped feet. She took lovely flowing poses that have been a joy to draw. The tutor is an interesting man ... an architypal artist type ... who came to a class, in which he distributed charcoal and black Conti crayon, dressed in a freshly laundered pair of white jeans. Excentric? Yes! A good tutor? You bet! He came around to each one of us following every pose and made comments, adjustments and suggestions. Admittedly it did slow the class down. In 5 hours we got through only about 3 more poses than we do in our regular 2 1/2 hours on Monday nights, but all eight of us had lots of personal attention.

So, why the foot? Well, I drew that! Up until today my feet always looked like blocky little triangles as I whimped out of trying to draw them, because I knew that I couldn't. Well, guess what? I CAN DRAW FEET!

Graphite pencil and charcoal on cartridge paper.

Posted by robynls at April 19, 2006 7:34 PM

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Forgot to warn you how tiring Life Class might be!

Looks like you're on a winner...great model, excellent tutor...and you're getting results! Perfect. Enjoy the change of pace, and day 2...

Posted by: Blue at April 19, 2006 9:12 PM

Fantastic rendering! I couldn't even sit for 5 hours, let alone stand in one place!

Posted by: Bonnie at April 20, 2006 12:30 AM

Tough Class -- Great Work. And I'm just beginning to take a beginning drawing class.....
Well, we all have to start somewhere.

Posted by: Marilyn at April 20, 2006 10:17 AM

Amazing work Robyn!!
sounds tiring but you did a great job - hope you enjoyed the class
Hey Ive tagged you on my blog....

Posted by: Anastasia at April 20, 2006 1:44 PM

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