All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go
I have recently begun figure drawing from live models for the first time in many years. I’d forgotten how difficult it is! When models do long poses, they take periodic breaks – and no matter how professional they are, there is simply no way to retake a pose exactly as it was. A head is tilted a little more than it was; material drapes differently; that pillow isn’t so plump anymore and the model’s entire body has sagged to the left…the challenges of live figure drawing encourage a sharp eye and a quick hand. But that’s what makes it fun.