Over the past few weeks I’ve been considering dropping out of my figure drawing class for various reasons and picking up a different class. One of the reasons I don’t love my figure drawing class is because we draw really quickly in that class — no extended poses. Although it’s good to be able to make quick decisions about a figure, I just don’t feel the need to be able to draw an entire figure perfectly in under 10 minutes. I just don’t.
But last week our teacher let us do a 40-minute pose, which has been unheard of since he joined the school a few months ago. Although 40 minutes is still a fairly short amount of time, it seems like YEARS compared to 10.
When I’m happy in class, I tend to make pretty good drawings. And last Thursday, I was VERY happy….