each week the same man arrives late, full of energy and with pieces of bread sticking out of the breast pocket of his tweed waist coat.
The children's ballet class carries on next door, and heard through the walls is the pitter patter of pointed toes, piano music, and at least one little dancer in tears.
The young Asian guy always draws the models anima style so they become longer, leaner and undergo graphite breast augmentation. This is funny to watch, I try and sneak as many looks at his drawing board as I can without being too nosy.
The very old people in my class pull my heart strings with their faithful attendance, shaky hands, and slow movements. Also they draw better than everyone else put together.
And the brave beautiful models who take off their clothes each week and stand up there in front of everyone with NOTHING ON, 3 years of drawing nudes and I still can't get over this.
all the drawings here are by me from the last two weeks and were done in charcoal. Most poses were 10-20 minutes long.
For anybody in the Auckland area, this is the untutored life drawing class held each Thursday from 9:30 to 12:30 at the Ponsonby Community Centre. Attendance is casual, so there is no need to sign up. oh yeah, its only $10, which is the least I have ever ever ever paid for life drawing, and this is one of the BEST set ups I have experienced (and I have taken 5 different life drawing classes in 2 different countries). SO DO COME ALONG.
okay for those of you who are a bit over the nudes, here are some friendly faces!
'hi, we are in the shop' they sing out in harmony.newly acquired, oh what will they become?
ALSO on monday I have a new thing for you, and you might just like it, so stay tuned!