|Slumber at Chuckwalla Valley (detail)
by Sharon Allicotti, drawing.
If art were a
banquet, I would constantly be going back for more helpings of life drawing. It
is a consistently rewarding artistic experience because I've never met a more
inspiring—and challenging—exercise than drawing models.
There's just so much
to take in! Every time a model makes a move, there's something to glean and
work on—shadows and gesture to skin texture and how the limbs extend. Every
life drawing pose reveals a whole new avenue of artistic pursuit.
If you are thinking
the same thing and want to delve more into your own life drawings, 11 Reasons for Drawing Models &
Attending Life-Drawing Sessions from Artist Daily is sure to spur you on. Author
and artist Sharon Allicotti has a whole list of reasons why life drawings
should be part of every artist's repertoire, and points out that drawing models
isn't just for students. In fact, making life-drawing sketches a part of your
career can result in better art for us all.
By taking life-drawing
lessons, you are able to network with other artists, save substantial amounts
of money on model fees, and most importantly improve your overall drawing
skills of gauging proportion, assessing space more accurately, and understanding the landscape of the body.
"The body can be
conceived as analogous with the manifold living and nonliving forms of the
natural landscape: It's no coincidence that we speak of the trunks and limbs of
trees, and find in hilly terrain the undulating forms of a reclining nude,"
To start your life
drawing lessons, download 11 Reasons for
Drawing Models & Attending Life-Drawing Sessions from Artist Daily.
And for a free eBook
that goes hand in hand with 11 Reasons
for Drawing Models, enjoy Human Figure Drawing Tutorial
from Artist Daily: 13 Gesture Drawing Techniques. Enjoy!