I am going back to a more raw form of art. I'm sort of abandoning the digital world of art that I live in during the day and exploring the world of art I haven't lived in for quite some time. So APSketches has been temporarily scrapped as a company as the AP of APSketches re-discovers his artistic niche.
I take a cheap life drawing course every Monday. There we draw from a live nude model and I have the freedom to use whatever medium I so choose. I enjoy it a lot and feel more artistically inspired and invigorated than ever before. I only wish I didn't take the live model for granted when I was at FIT for Illustration.
I'm attaching some digital photos I took of some of the doodles I've done over the past few weeks as this is a sketchbook after all.
What is great about drawing from the live nude is the level of detail you are able to observe and record. This course has a rotation of models and I've seen 3 so far. The models have been very good. It's strange being in such a relaxed figure drawing atmosphere since FIT kept a very strict, professional and sterile atmosphere.
I find myself looking for things to draw outside of Monday evenings. I look forward to my next trip to the art store to buy some new paints, or a new pad, or special paper etc. I highly recommend my artist readers take some time to go back to the basics and re-experience them all over again.
The best part of it all is that I find I'm warmed up all week. Drawing is like riding a bicycle when you have Alzheimer's. When you get back on the bike you eventually remember how to ride... just not right away. If it's been a long while you will be rusty and need to warm up and remember your technique.
I miss this blog too. I neglect it and that's an unfortunate concequence of being as busy as I am. Work is demanding and I've been searching for a new apartment with Natalie. It's tiring but I guess that's what life is all about. I promise I will try to update more often with my artwork.
As always, thanks for reading.