The #Melogallery #HomeboundSketching subject for 5th May was “foot”. I often draw my own feet, so for a change, as my daughter had a snooze this morning, I took the opportunity to give it a try. Her legs are a lot smoother than the knobbly impression my drawing gives.
The deal with my daughter was that I would be allowed to draw her again (several of my previous attempts haven’t been that complimentary I suppose) if I would let her snooze on the couch through most of the morning. This is the result of the deal. Her hair looks like it was standing on end in this sketch…in reality her ‘just got out of bed’ hair doesn’t look that bad!
Quick sketch of my daughter snoozing in the morning after the prom the night before. Note the phone clutched in her hand! I think there is a bit of her leg missing too!
Last Sunday I joined another life drawing session with Sunday Nudes. The model began with a dance and we sketched while she moved, which was different. All the other poses were of 15-20 minutes and my sketches alternate between A4 and A5 sizes. I was most pleased with my third (1005) drawing – or at least her legs! One sketch was done while we were having a discussion about the #MeToo movement.
Last Sunday I had the rare pleasure of joining a life drawing session with Sunday Nudes. The model’s name was Nico and he was kind enough to choose one of my drawings as one of the “winners” and I got a little prize of some stickers! I was most pleased with my first (978) and last drawings (984).
I finally got back to doing some life drawing and joined the Sunday nudes life drawing group…which was holding an extra session on a Saturday. We had a great model @kikinijelay – who kindly picked out my “challenge” drawing (the challenge was not to take the pen/pencil off the paper) for a prize. The first painting in this post is the one I was most satisfied with – all the others are included too.
Here is one of my favourite subjects – my daughter having a snooze after getting home from school. This makes up a bit for missing life drawing yesterday. She’s getting so tall that I can’t fit her on the page anymore.
Yesterday I had booked to join life drawing classes in the afternoon. Fate got in the way though – first we discovered several lumps on the side wall of one tyre on the car and had to get it replaced, then the car wouldn’t start and we had to call out someone to check and eventually replace the battery. By then it was too late for me to drive to the life drawing which is on the other side of Metro Manila. After all this grief we got the car washed (and I sketched this while waiting)….then, when the car was finished and we were driving home, it rained!
A snooze is essential when getting home from school. This sketch of my daughter was done very quickly because she was restless.
My daughter is a little unwell – so while she was sleeping I took the opportunity to sketch this.