I've been going consistently for 9 months now and I think there has been quite an improvement in my work. Sure, some weeks are misses and other weeks I am trying out new looks and techniques but for the most part I think what has helped the most is the consistancy in going.
And...I've enjoyed it. Don't get me wrong, I liked life drawing in school but it was also an enormous pressure/stress point for me whilst sojourning in Oh Canada. Even now I can see Werner's big yellow coat as he would burst angrily into the life drawing room and pace, hissing through his teeth in disapproval at our work.
So, I am proud of myself this year...for seeking it out, for going and for starting to love it. There were points when Tuesday nights were the only thing in my life I looked forward to. It got me through an enormous depression and I credit Naked Tuesdays with giving me the jump start I needed to get my career...and my LIFE back on track.
Lest you, gentle reader, be disheartened, fear not. I have my class on Thursday nights and I believe there is a class in July on Tuesdays I will be taking so there will be occassional updates...and hey, October really isn't that far away.
15 Minute Gesture:
Okay, this one is really rough but I was going for a quick powerful line instead of futzing around trying to get it perfect. Parts of it work, parts really don't...but I like it for the energy in it. For a more sedate pose, it's a high energy drawing. That's my excuse anyway. Heh.
What do you think sirs?