Here is a selection of my drawings. Mostly ink applied with a brush or dip pen. Though I have been using a felt tip pen too. No pencils or crayons. You can't be fearless with those (too easy to rub out and start again). Committing your marks to paper is surprisingly difficult sometimes in a public setting. But ink is my favourite medium and requires you to have faith in the lines and marks you make.
Last night my drawing started off very tense, I was worrying about proportions. I don't think I was really looking very well ( and I am convinced that life drawing is 2/3 looking and 1/3 drawing). So I did some quick sketching, not looking at the paper. They aren't perfect (hardly- I've added some pointers to the right drawing so you get the idea) but I like the energy in them.
She looks cross doesn't she? In fact her face is a cross, now that I look at it. Last night I thought these two drawings were disastrous but they have rather grown on me. They are starting to get a sense of where the stresses and weight of the body is. And the loose brush style is new to me, so maybe I am learning something.
It is a weirdly stressful exercise, but one that I am really enjoying ( maybe that is the wine!). Refreshing too. I am always drawing with an end use in mind, so to draw for drawing sake is such a pleasure. I'll definitely be going again.