I knew it had been while since I posted, but I'm shocked to see how long it has actually been, especially since I have been drawing, painting, making collages and all sorts of things.
Community Figure Drawing at UW Whitewater is a program that has been going year round for at least twenty years, although I've only been attending about five summers. A few weeks back the director of the program emailed to say that regular attendees were being invited to submit direct observation drawing for a gallery show on campus, a show that turned out to be very nice. I was a little nervous that my gesture drawing , done quickly on loose paper, unframed, might look a little like something put up on the refrigerator with magnets, but no. They looked fine.
The attendance at these session varies, Last week was free and the place was packed, around twenty people. This week the regular summer price of $10 for three hours began, and only four people attended, which is disappointing. I only stay two hours, since I like to leave and drive while there is still some daylight, what happens when a person has older eyes I guess.
Anyway, I worked smaller last night, and experimented with using neocolor crayons, which make less of a mess on my hands. I layered gesture drawing right on top of one another, and ended up liking that effect fairly well. I used a plain old pencil for the longer poses. Examples follow.