Life drawing is a very physical activity. I like to draw standing up at a drawing table. This session was three hours.
I think of it more, like going to the gym, than as art making. I know many artists that can take figure drawing out to a high level (Phillip Pearlstein).
My eyes feel differently after even one session. I am normally right handed, but after several sessions, my left hand will start to hold chalk and draw, even without my realizing it.
I have heard that many art schools have eliminated their life drawing class. It is a changing art world!
If you think about drawing as a tool, then I remember what my Dad's tool box looked like with wrenches, a hand saw and no electric drill. My toolbox has battery operated drivers, saws and cutters and a laser level!?! So I do understand.
An artist now produces art with new tools and skills.
But I really enjoy drawing like this! It has been an important part of my training. (I can give credit to Anthony Droege for teaching it to me, and in one intense semester). I feel it is necessary, for the way I see, and think.
Something will be a lost when no one draws the human form from life anymore.
This is really just a short entry on a subject that could be pages.
I will continue to post my drawings from these sessions.