Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hooray for Life Drawing!

Last week, I attended a figure drawing sketch group at the Atlanta Artists Center in Buckhead for the first time. It felt great to draw from a nude model, something I haven't done in years. I was actually a little nervous to be drawing in "public" with "strangers," but once I got there I was fine. (I also had my awesome friend Jennie Lynn with me!) There was a mix of younger folks and older ones, painters and draw-ers, probably about 10 total. I had to get back into the rhythm of drawing with actual analog paper and charcoal (where's my zoom tool and apple-z??) again, but I'm glad I did. I spend so much time working and drawing at home alone in my office, it was nice to be able to get out and be around other artists.

Dowager Countess Violet

If you haven't watched Downton Abbey yet, you're a fool!
Here's a quick drawing of the amazing Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess.