I was inspired to write a blog about my experiences with life drawing, as I get consistent with it for the first time in years. I am not expecting to find an audience necessarily, I just want a space to write about it, reflect and critique my own work. It will also be a way for me to keep a record of my progress.

For those of you who don’t know life drawing, or figure drawing is the practice of drawing live models who are typically nude. Artist attend for various reasons, for me it is a way to hone my drawing skills and inspire me.

A normal session starts with gesture drawing these can be anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 mins, followed by 10-15 minute poses and finishing with long poses, most of the time in the sessions I attend it will be three 30 minute poses.

Right now, I practice at Basic Inquiry on Main Street in Vancouver (lifedrawing.org). The sessions are not classes, they are drop-in self-directed drawing times.

If you are scandalized or triggered by nude drawings this is not going to be the blog for you. Also, I would like to say that these drawings are not intended to be overtly sexual in nature, they are simply a study of the human form.

Now that my introduction is complete feel free to read my next post and take a look at my first few session drawings.