So we had our first Tuesday night sketch group this week. It was a small group, and I hadn’t really pulled a lesson together but we still had fun and managed to get in a couple of portraits. We did discover that simultaneously sketching and posing doesn’t really work!
This coming up Tuesday I have a better idea of how things will proceed. I think that we should take turns posing, maybe a half hour per person. That way everyone will be able to focus on the drawing and at least get to work on two or three portraits. I have several books we can use but I think the best resource is Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. I have the old edition and one of the newer editions. There is a very good section on drawing portraits that I think we could work from. If you have a copy please bring it (or you can purchase a used copy fairly inexpensively). I will try to make copies of some of the more informative pages.
(send me an email if you would like to bring a snack- Stephanie)