Fun pages: Can you match the drawing to it’s creator?
answers after the jump!
1-b 2-a 3-c
Sarah Glidden: “So last Friday a bunch of us headed over to 3rd Ward in Brooklyn to check out their “Drink n Draw Overdrive” event. Apparently they have live figure drawing there every Wednesday and this was a special promo event. The Wednesday sessions are two and a half hours long…but this one was from 8pm to 2am for $15. Plus free beer. Sounded like a good deal. Plus, I cant speak for everyone (Sarah here) but I definitely could always use some figure drawing practice.”
SG: “The event was crowded. I had no idea this many people were into spending their Friday night drawing nude (or oddly semi-nude) models. But we got a pretty good spot on the floor by one of the stages. Good for foreshortening practice if nothing else.”
DC: “Fun fact about semi-nudity : Aaron explained to me that where he studied art, in the South, when they had live figure drawing class, props were prohibited, the models had to be strictly nude, otherwise it was considered pornography…”
SG: “Figure drawing sessions usually start out with quick poses. I think these were one minute long.”
Lisa Hanawalt: “In the first one, I got feisty and drew a schlong. In the second it looks like she is fellating something, but she is really just arm wrestling.”
Next we moved on to 5 minute poses…
SG: “And then I think these were 15 minute poses”
LH: “I accidentally made the girl look like Richard Nixon.”
SG “Yeah, me too. Well, less like Nixon and more like a transvestite. Sorry, model!”
SG: “I really like Domitille’s minimal line on these.”
SG: “They really kept things moving. All of us agreed that hour long poses are kind of boring for a cartoonist. I know I dont really care if a drawing looks polished or finished in this setting. Luckily, the longest poses of the evening were 30 minutes. Even then I think most of us would finish a drawing quickly and then draw the same pose again a few times.
LH:”I would like to add that I had planned on drawing more of these models as AWESOME MONSTERS, but once we were there and had limited minutes, I just felt like working on my (sadly atrophied) basic drawing skills. BORING, I know. But they’ll definitely come in handy for future monster drawings.”
SG: “After about 4 hours of this you start to get a little loopy. There was an experiment with making the models into Simpsons characters that ended up getting into some creepy territory.”
SG: “And other experimentation. I tried to remember what I could from art anatomy class back in undergrad where we had to draw the skeletons of the models:
SG: “At around 1am we were about ready to call it a night.”