Saturday, November 28, 2009

Drawing group quest.

As I mentioned in my last post, I've been beginning to locate and sample the various drawing groups/sessions in Philadelphia, now that we're a little more settled in at home. So far I've only ventured out to two places - Dr. Sketchy's and Studio Incamminati, which has an "Open Studio" model session for the public on Sundays. It's a little funny, because I suppose the format/intent/tone of these two sessions couldn't really be any more opposite – Dr. Sketchy's = FUN! LIVELY! SHORTER POSES! BEER! Studio Incamminati = SERIOUS! SILENT! LONG POSES! BOOZE-FREE! Art nerd (and party pooper) that I am, I actually think I preferred the solemnity and seriousness of the Studio Incamminati session. Also, the seating arrangement at Dr. Sketchy's didn't really allow for very good viewing of the entire model... so I have a bunch of crappy, half-assed half-completed sketches of the top half of the models (who were great, actually, what I could see of them – they were burlesque performers with Peekaboo Revue). So, here's what I came up with at Studio Incamminati – great model, fairly lousy drawing (which was spilling off the page, as usual). I need to re-read (many times over) Sadie's awesome guide to saving a drowning drawing/painting. Sigh.
I look forward to trying the sessions at the Philadelphia Sketch Club and the Plastic Club at sometime soon... stay tuned.