Hello! Long time no see. I been busy clawing my way out of a creative cess-pit so far in 2013 and it looks like all that hard work is paying off.
Part of my plan to reignite the artistic fires involved doing more of that old-school drawing practice that I did waaaaay back at school/college, the sort of observational stuff that hones ones skills to the level where one can embark on a career as a professional Artiste. One of these forms of study that I was good at back in the day was life-drawing, and even tho we hardly ever did any at college I distinctly recall those sessions being very useful at exercising the art-muscle, thus I recently started attending a Burlesque Life Drawing session at a pub in Soho with a view to lose some of that art flab.
It’s been 17 years since I did this, folks. Some of you weren’t even a dirty thought back then. U know the saying “you never forget how to ride a bicycle”? Well, this is probably true but after 17 years that saddle hurts like hell and u do tend to fall off a bit. However, after some warming up and moving on to the large paper I did shake off some of that rust and managed to produce 3 drawings that I think are ok.
This will be a regular part of my week now (another aspect to the clawing-out-of-art-purgatory is getting some discipline in my life) and I will post what I draw each week so that you, dear followers, will be my virtual peer group, my ever-present nagging crowd who will ensure that I get better at this in order to make the other art even nicer for your consumption.
Speaking of which, I gotta get back to drawing the Uncanny X-Men now…