Pretty in Peonies
When I looked over at her it almost sent a shockwave of despair in me. I started an art class this week. I have been painting for many years but I wanted to get out of the house and socialize with others. It wouldn’t hurt to brush up on some techniques. I walked into a dark room, it was in the basement of a community centre here in town. It had an odd smell of moth balls and mould. The ceiling was high with dust on the old light fixtures. There were a few others sitting looking at their books and chatting with each other. I sat near the back. I always look for an exit and sit closest to it. It could be something to do with growing up in a home where you might have to get out fast. I am a painter. I wasn’t always a painter but now I identify as a full time artist. I always feel a little silly when people as me what I do for a living and I say an artist.
A few people started to saunter in and find there seats, they all seemed to know each other or they were just more extroverted than myself and found it easier to talk to strangers. At the front of the room a lady came out in a white sheet. She sat on a stool and waited for instruction. She didn’t seem at all nervous it was obviously not the first time she has posed for live figure drawings. A larger girl fumbled with her pencil case beside me, she had short dark hair and smiled when I looked over at her. I could hear the sound of her heels thumping against the cement floors they got louder and louder as she got closer. A shiver ran down my spine. I could feel her power before I even saw her. I felt a breeze on the back of my neck as she darted by swiftly to the front of the classroom. She wrote her name on the board and turned to look at the class. "Hi, she said, I will be your instructor for this art class" ￼
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I meant to post something last week for Valentine's day, but the entire weekend was pretty busy, and honestly it slipped my mind! Whether or not you had a partner/someone to celebrate with, I hope you all had a fun and safe weekend! Wanted to do a limited palette with just black, white, and pink and figured now was a good time to practice affectionate poses! These aren't super refined, but putting in spot blacks is always satisfying. Hope y'all are having a good week!
1992. My sketchbook. I find it fascinating that I spent one hundred percent of my time as a fashion student focused on bodies that were so different than mine— looking back now, I see that as the almost total disconnect from my body that my culture encouraged. I stopped buying magazines after my first birth because something in me began at that point to question that whole paradigm, as I gave birth to a daughter, surrounded by real women, including my mother, the whole thing started to crumble for me. Most women DONT “look like that” and they’re all fashion, all beautiful. #allsizefashion#plussizefashion#bopo#bodypositivity#modeldrawing#lifedrawing#figuredrawing#drawing#figurestudies #bodydismorphiav#bodydiversity
1 day ago
Day 19 for #figuary2020
Paused for most of the poses but did not have the time for details as I gotta run do some errand 😁
Still late but will try to have one more session tonight 😁
Thanks mucho @croquiscafe and @kenzoandmayko
My first post on this account I will share my sketches here °˖✧˖°✧˖°✧°˖✧˖°✧˖°˖°✧˖°˖°✧˖°
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@xruruusagix thank you ♡
⏱Время на скетч - 5 минут. Как-то я спрашивала, можете ли вы говорить/болтать, когда рисуете. Некоторые ответили утвердительно. Могу, мол, практикую. Вы очень крутые. Низкий поклон и восторженная кадриль. Я не могу. 🤦🏻♀️ После трех часов обнаженки - я словно вагоны угля разгружала. Надо столько успеть за пять минут! И позу поймать, и динамику, и цвет и свет, и модель нарисовать не Буратиной, и в листе закомпоновать. Мало того. Одну пятиминутку тут же сменяет следущая. И все заново: муки, поиски, еще один мозоль на булках😂 И то бы норм. Но после пятиминуток наступают трехминутки😂 Мне кажется, я так машу кистями, что соседи потом вымывают мою акварель из ушей, как на море после сидения в прибойной зоне тонны песка из трусов. Если я в такие моменты начну болтать, у меня перегорят микросхемы. 😂
back to those wood cradle boards // my favorite application for oils // finger-painting figure work // because I need something fun right now
#wip #oilpainting#wood#figurestudies https://www.instagram.com/p/B77gcmQl_b3Py7oePfY0D6aeCLorLF8Ri1kD1U0/?igshid=1nfkstkwchfle …