As I mentioned in my last blog post, at the Phoenix Art Museum, I happened upon a great sketching opportunity - a lovely dancer in frequently changing dynamic poses. I love to draw from life. Drawing from photos just doesn't compare. Only in life does one get such light and space. In the process of visualizing the shapes and angles in three-dimensional space, I lose myself. Only a live model brings her life energy to the sketch. As you could see from my last blog, I spent hours in quick sketches, but wanted more. So I asked her to model for me. She liked the idea too! I was thrilled. Here is a figure drawing of Stephanie during our first studio time together. What a fabulous model Stephanie is - beautiful inside and out. We plan to have more sessions in the months to come. I'll share my drawings and you'll get to enjoy her more too.
Feb 5, 2016 First Friday @phxart #phxartff Is she real? Whoa, she is. What? There are live models here tonight. I run home, grab my sketchbook and pencils, and run back hoping she's still modeling. Yes! Fast poses, but so dynamic. You can tell Stephanie is a dancer. Fun and challenging. What a wonderful surprise. I concentrate on seeing shapes and angles and presto, a lovely girl. I hope the PAM will have live models again. Love sketching from life.