Works from Artists/Studios featured : Art4YouScotland Balfron. Strathearn Artspace, Crieff. Marcele House/Karen Strang Alloa, All the Young Nudes Glasgow. Glencoe life drawing, Lys Hansen, Simon Riekie and Ryan Hannigan.
Video on life drawing created for Karen Strang - Marcelle House, Alloa.
life drawing - stepping in front of the artist.
after several years as an artist struggling to find his own style of drawing i tried being the subject back in 2007, it was a bucket list thing that has recently become a regular practice.
sitting for artists is not in everyone's comfort zone, apart from the obvious social and physical embarrassment in being naked in front of a group of strangers there is the feeling cold, maybe too hot, the cramps and numb limbs, and at times provoking debate about your body shape (not always complimentary).
however the feelings of liberation and freedom that come from sitting for life classes is well documented and i also find that it really helps my work by sharing in the experience of models whilst contributing to others creativity.
ed - an amusing short animation movie seeing a perspective of a life class model.