Fantastic! Do you do any pre-lighting prep before your model arrives? I'd like to streamline the life drawing session I go to as the moderator tends to wait and then fumble around for 5-10 minutes at the beginning of each session. I was wondering if you have any particular methodologies in place for making sure your sessions go smoothly.
Rayford- Honestly, I fumble around for 5-10 min at the beginning of each class. As far as I know there is no way to stream line this. If there is a particular lighting effect I want I may do a pre-setup light check. Once I set up the lighting though it usually stays that way the whole class, even with shorter poses. Unfortunately there is no fast way to set up a good pose. We generally have pretty good models though, so that helps.
I can just see you squinting at the paper... nice ones, boss. wish i had been there to watch!
I am so frustrated by not being able to achieve those nice swooshy effects with my materials. I know you posted your materials a few pages back but I just wonder if all I need is a smooth paper and a charcoal pencil?Man, I wish I was closer to be able to attend your classes:(
man.....I wish I could study with ya
Thanks everyone,For those who have mentioned wanting to study with me, start saving your dollars, pounds, or whatever. Next year Watts Atelier is running an art boot camp. http://www.wattsatelier.com/Art_Instruction/Workshops/cms.aspxscroll down to the bottom. I will be officially teaching two of the days, with various other Watts folks filling in other days and Jeff teaching all throughout. I am sure I will be dropping in other days as well, especially if asked to.
Wonderful work! I really love your life studies.
Would you ever consider coming over to the Uk to do a workshop... All you guys with the awesome skills to teach are in the US!
Jake- I would consider it if my wife and I had our travel and hotel expenses paid for.
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