Life Class

"...in a world where we are confronted with thousands of images in a day the life class offers a time out to stop and really look. As human beings we are critical of portrayals of the figure, the misplaced line that would be more forgiving in a drawing of say fruit becomes much more pronounced. For me the challenge lies in representing the full figure within the time set (10-40 min) trying to capture the weight and tension. It can be exhilarating and frustrating in turn and makes me appreciate the skill of the great draughtsmen that have gone before and to feel that in some way I am following in the great tradition of drawing from life.." (..interview with Newton Ross )

 

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