Following on from the Creative Journal courses I have been attending at Metal in Southend, I was given the opportunity to attend a one day life-drawing workshop, also at Metal, and I took the challenge. The last time I did life-drawing was during my Art Foundation course (which was a good few years ago), so I was definitely overdue.
The workshop was led by Heidi Wigmore and combined life-drawing with the theme of theatrical/props/masks.
During the morning we had a female model and we began by doing a few quick one-minute sketches to warm-up.
This was followed by several longer poses where the model wore various props and theatrical accessories including a tutu, feather boa and mask.
After lunch we had a male model and again began the session with a number of one-minute poses to warm-up.
This was followed by longer poses using more theatrical props and a mirror.
The day was a lot of fun and I’ve really got the bug for life-drawing again. The next workshop I’ll be attending is at the English National Ballet in London, where we’ll be drawing the dancers during their rehearsal – very excited!