|Drawn from a live model at the SVA alumni Wed. evening drawing sessions|
An important part of portraiture for me is honing my skill with figure drawing from a live model, and as an alumni of the School of Visual Arts, I have been enjoying the free Wednesday evening drawing sessions they provide to all SVA alumni. Student RA Shane has been coordinated these sessions, providing us with professional models who traditionally pose nude.
Nude poses help artists enormously to understand correct anatomy as it appears in various dynamics of the human figure. The timed poses warm us up, and vary from several minutes to one 40 minute pose within each session. The above is a detail from a 20 minute pose from last Wednesday's gathering. Shane and the models have been great, I enjoy the camraderie, and I hope to see more of my fellow alumni and SVA buddies taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity!