Art Thing 2 for today.
The Conservatory is a combination cafe and atelier in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. For a couple months now I’ve been aware they host drawing sessions of models in costume. Today was my first chance to go.
I’ve been missing drawing costumed models ever since the AFK Drink and Draw folded because AFK lost their lease. This session seemed less light hearted…. the AFK group had been meeting for a couple years, knew each other pretty well so there was a lot of talking and joking. This group was more serious. More drawing, less talking.. And I was the oldest one there by decades! But who cares.
The physical plant was better. There was a slight stage, more space for artists and the lighting was better. It is some Sundays each month, from 1500-1800. Today was “short pose” which was from 1 to 15 minutes. As with AFK, I did fast pencil sketches and then switched to ink and watercolor for the longer ones.
Andy was our model today.
Next week is Greg Robin (or “Sir Brand”, as I know him) as his alter ego, Ben Franklin. At it will be long pose… 3 hours for one pose! I’ve never done such a thing before.