Saturday, January 27, 2007

Thelma – thirty minutes

Thelma was a real trooper, the evening I did this. It was coldest evening we’ve had this year and the building that we do our drawing in is basically one room with no vestibule, just a door that opens straight to the outside. The person running the class suggested that she could keep her clothes on if she wanted to – but Thelma is a tough woman and she insisted on modelling nude. We all applauded her at the end of the evening.


Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

I like the way you have used lines - going the same way - for the shading.
I sometimes wonder at the motive for doing life drawing. The beauty of the human body? To be observant - learn to quickly find the stance of the body?
I wouldn't hang up nude paintings in our house these days as some of our visitors (Islanders) would probably be quite shocked because they are mostly modest about the body.
But of course we did when we were in art school - hung up huge drawings on the walls especially when the Teachers' College principal came to inspect the hostel!

1/28/2007 1:45 AM  
Blogger Tom G said...

Great sketch. The line work and shadowing are stunning. Really beautiful.

1/29/2007 12:00 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

Really nice drawing Julie. It's not often you get a model as co-operative as that. Give her a bit of applause from me as well.

2/05/2007 10:39 AM  

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