Friday, June 29, 2012

117: Life Drawing Dublin Sol Art

Today I went to the life drawing session on 8 Dawson Street in Dublin organised by Keith.

We started of with 10 poses of 1 minute.
I didn't use a pencil because I it's too comfortable, so I prefer to use a pen or a marker. Something that you can't erase and makes a definite mark on the page. Because in 60 seconds you don't have time to second guess. Just throw down what you see and be confident about it, even if it's completely wrong :P

And then we started a long pose.
I didn't actually now that we'd keep the same pose for 1.5 hours so I ended up doing multiple drawings. Every 30 minutes there was a 10 minute break to stretch the legs. I actually quite enjoyed moving around the model every time after a break, and I ended on a close up view (click the image to see it bigger).

Afterwards we went for drinks with the talented bunch. Really nice experience and I recommend anybody going along to these sessions in Dublin, quick poses on Tuesday and long pose on Thursday. The price is €10 which is really good value considering we sketches for about 2 hours.


  1. Hi I run a lifedrawing group in Devon. I like your drawings - I was wondering how often your group does longer poses? Our longest is often no more than 25 mins...

    1. I actually never saw your reply :P This group actually does a long pose for 1h 30 mins broken up with 2 breaks. This is the thursday session while on Tuesday the longest pose would be 25 minutes as well. Some people really like the long pose (to get illustrative), but personally I just move around the model during poses longer than 30 mins.