Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dr. Sketchy's: ONE

I can't believe it's been over a year since I attended a figure drawing session. My figure drawing skills right now are... well, you know how when you sit with your leg tucked under you for a really long time and then you get up and try to walk and your knee is killing you and your leg is all limp and disobedient and generally just completely lame? Exactly like that. It's painful and wierd and cringe-inducing but it feels great and it's good for me. I just need to keep it up.

These drawings are from two different sessions done at Dr. Sketchy's, a monthly burlesque-themed figure drawing event held at a gallery downtown. I need to find another local figure drawing session so I can start going weekly again. Spoiler alert: Proportional issues!

It's worth noting that I arrived late to the first session and had to sit way in the back where I couldn't see the model's legs below the knees. Rather than fake the rest of the drawings, I just didn't draw her whole legs. I only drew what I could observe. Just so's you know.

Above: My figure drawing sessions have men in drag playing live jazz versions of movie and video game themes. Don't everybody's?
Below: Yeah, that was cropped. You don't want to see the rest. But I like the portion I showed.


RAWLS said...

My leg is always under my other leg... I really need to stop that.
Nice work my friend! Keep it up!

Charlene Fleming said...

Thanks a lot, Rawls! Yeah, you keep it up too... you'll feel so much better. ;)

bARE-eYED sUN said...

go for it, luv!

forward and onward, and keep us . . . uhm, . . . er, . . .eh, . . . posted?



Traci Hui said...

dude. me and d were at this one, too. i have similar ( albeit terrible) drawings of ms chicken.

feathers everywhere make it really hard to draw the figure, man. i am not a fan of the feathers.

Charlene Fleming said...

Hey, Tracy! I hear you... it's hard to make sense of the figure beneath all those feathers, especially when you're as out of practice as I am. :P Maybe I'll run into you guys at future sessions?