The Art of Life Drawing
Life drawing has long been a modality studied and explored by artists throughout history. Typically, with a nude model, artists draw figurative shapes to represent the natural human form.
Many methods of teaching life drawing involve measurement and a rigid approach to perspective. Often proportional tools developed to draw man made things are applied to drawing the figure…
Well, I believe in a more intuitive and uplifting approach. I have watched students truely take ownership in their drawings and in themselves when they learn to connect with their bodies while creating. Coining the term “nude is not rude” I also aim to alleviate the many insecurities and taboos about nudity.
“Being mindful as we draw, feeling our body do the work and not over-thinking things like proportion and perspective, we start to truly experience and enjoy our drawing.”
You don’t draw with your mind… You draw with your body!
Something amazing happens when we life draw another person…!
One’s own body image is connected to our drawing… yes, even though we are looking at another person! I have seen it time and time again, and even done it myself, drawing more of a representation of my own body parts when life drawing someone else.
Please join me at class, at a talk or workshop to dive deeper into your creative self by drawing from life!