Thursday, November 06, 2008

Cat naps

Here are some of my drawings from last Monday's sketch evening. Alisa was actually wearing a two piece bathing suit, but I ignored it. It is very important for the model to feel comfortable posing in front of a group of painters. If the models are self-conscious, they make the whole evening uncomfortable and awkward for everyone else. But as I have not been running these evenings very long, I can't often find experienced models to pose for us.

This was the first time Alisa had posed, and she was terrific. She was very relaxed: almost like a cat stretched out next to the fireplace