Anyone that has visited Cobalt Studios before will know what an interesting venue it is, hosting a range of different events from storytelling and theater to art, film and live music nights.
I have visited the evening on two separate occasions and have included drawings of two different models. For each drawing I used willow charcoal and no eraser to try and produce studies more freely, without worrying about the final outcome.
As someone who simply enjoys art as a hobby and, not a profession, I found it interesting to see varying levels of artistic ability in the class, yet still felt comfortable and under no pressure, despite the presence of some extremely talented people.
Life drawing wasn’t something I’d tried before, so I was excited to see what I could create; some studies were more difficult to complete than others, which produced some comical outcomes. My friend and I found one of my sketches of a more difficult pose highly entertaining and the bizarre result of my attempt is now framed on her bedroom window ledge.
After my experiences at Life Drawing, I’m very much looking forward to seeing what other ‘interesting’ creations will arise from my next visits, and to build up my collection of studies of naked strangers.