Used to be when you went to figure drawing class everybody would be lugging in the awkward clipboards and big pads of newsprint and bags of every kind of charcoal, ink, graphite, paint, brushes, nibs, pastels, etc. Now some folks show up with an IPad and their fingers! There were two such artists last night at the figure drawing group at Sebastopol Center for the Arts. I’m too in love with paper and the feel of charcoal smudging under my fingertips to try it. Maybe for coffee shop sketches though!
I arrived late and missed the quick warm up poses. The ten minute poses tend to still be upright. But by the 20 minute poses many models have chosen the prone position, and depending on where you are in the room, those poses can be very challening, soooooo. . .
. . .I elected a more interesting subject at one point. Truly there is not a better bunch of figure models than the people who sketch them. See the IPad in the center?!