Monday, 2 February 2015

Flamenco and Cruella

 It was a weekend of life-drawing, in two venues that were about as different as could be.  First, Saturday morning at Basic Inquiry for poses by a lovely flamenco dancer.  There was a full house at the studio, with an intense, highly reverential atmosphere that was inspiring for drawing Sula's elegant and hard-working poses (You try holding your arms in the air without moving for 10 minutes).  Mind you, I do think my third drawing looks more like a Greek freedom-fighter storming the ramparts in a hail of bullets...

That was followed on Sunday night by another full house at Dr. Sketchy's, where the intense and highly irreverential atmosphere was equally inspiring for drawing the sometimes less elegant but still hard-working poses of Diamond Minx, posing as Cruella de Vil of 101 Dalmatians fame.

Which do I prefer?  A toss-up - both were great.  (Well, maybe a slight edge to Dr Sketchy, since I won the prestigious Dr Sketchy's pencil award.  But only because no one else drew the requisite number of Dalmatians.  Even though mine look more like popcorn.)

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the Freedom Fighter and the prestigious pencil award, I have to visit the Doctor soon.