Short Poses

7 (9) - LD @ Sapumal July 31, 2011

Life is hurtling along at top speed! I look over my shoulder and I havent a clue where the time went. Net net I haven’t any to paint. Luckily I’m continuing with the Life Drawing Sessions.

7 (9) - LD @ Sapumal July 31, 2011

I missed two traveling and at the last one the model was a no show. Thanks to another participants insistence we took time to pose for each other. Mostly short poses of 1, 5 and 10 minutes. Turned out to be good fun.

7 (9) - LD @ Sapumal July 31, 2011

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Life Drawing & Drawing Day

Drawing Day 4

We had our second drawing session with a model at Sapumal earlier today.  It’s been over a month since the last time we met but it looks like the pace will pick up now.  It will be a more regular event and I’m truly looking forward to that.  Took me 5-6 poses to get comfortable again and it was time to leave!  The image above is from the last pose and it’s also the one I like the most.

I was so pleased that today’s session coincided with Drawing Day 2011 as I could participate with these drawings for that too. For all those who missed their reminders online, scribble, sketch and/or draw and put them up for Drawing Day 2011.  It ends tonight.  And for those artists who live in Colombo and are interested in joining our Life Drawing group, get in touch by leaving me a comment here.

Taking shape

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I’m looking forward to 2011.   One of the things that I missed since we moved from Dhaka are the art groups that I was a part of.   Having said that on not finding one here, I did little to start one of my own.  Recently when I heard of a group starting up with plans of meeting for Life Drawing sessions, I jumped right in.  We’ve met a few times already to sketch and chat and I hope we continue in the new year.

The sketch above was made at the Barefoot Café from a brass bust and the one below is from a photograph that I plan to use as a reference for a painting.  As always I was reminded of the fact that it takes just a few weeks to get rusty as far as sketching/drawing from Life is concerned.

I also attended one of the Pencil Jammer events at Lalbagh in Bangalore.  Was so excited to meet up with like minded folks that I forgot to sketch!!

Happy New Year!

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Beautiful Colombo

Shops and restaurants are well appointed in Colombo.   Well, not all of them but enough to give you a sense that this is a part of the city.  And while I wait for my batteries to recharge I thought I’d share a couple of pics from Friday.  The first was taken in a flower shop

flower shop

and the next a restaurant.

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