They say all good things come to an end. And in this case, a reeeally good thing has come to an end. But I've had a great run! I started Life Drawing back up in March when I returned to Paris, and averaged maybe 1 session every two weeks…. going to sessions hosted by Scott & Tom (whom I offer many thanks!) and those at La Grande Chaumière.
Not only has it been a delight to draw the figure in this way again, but also great to meet so many other people with a similar passion, from all walks of life.
The last couple of sessions from La Grande Chaumière have been accompanied by somewhat interesting tales; those of 'the nut grabbing man', 'the real-life moving hold'…… but this last session was a little uneventful.
I suppose I could talk about the tiny chihuahua pottering around peoples feet, barking (or yelping would be a better word) at anyone who looked at it funny, piercing the silent room and thus adding a little quiver in the lines of people's drawings.
I suppose I could talk about the 130 (or thereabouts) year old woman and her captivating approach to drawing the model; eyes NEVER looking at her A1 paper, using an array of coloured chunky oil pastels that would make a rainbow jealous, all the while twisting and flicking her wrist as each line finished it's journey in a somewhat conductorial manner.
….But I won't bore you with that ;)
I will look forward to starting all over again…. again(!)
And a couple of sketches that didn't make it into the last post.....
'Till the Next
P.S I would also like to wish ToriCat a speedy recovery from her big op - Get well soon! :)