Sunday, September 16, 2012

It's Okay to Stare

On Saturday, September 15, 2012, the Boston "We've Come for the Davenport" Chapter of the Robert Benchley Society celebrated the anniversary of the birth of Mr. Benchley with an evening of life drawing.

This, the third such session, was directed toward learning how to draw a posed couple. The artists ranged from several beginners to a few advanced students. We had two excellent models, a male and a female. We started with the models doing self-directed solo poses, offering a variety of poses, from simple to more complex, suited to the varying levels of the artists. The young man was handsome, with a fighter's physique, and the artists enjoyed the opportunity to study the muscles as he executed stop-action athletic poses. The artists were fascinated by the young woman model as she combined the classic beauty of the young and shapely female nude with a hint of the exotic in her hair and make-up choices.

In the couples poses, which David created, our models were thoroughly professional, taking direction well. Both stretched themselves to execute physically demanding poses, such as one derived from classical ballet and with good humor got in the spirit of some whimsical poses designed to appeal to the mostly beginner crowd.
Music Selected for the Evening

After sketching, we had chicken dinners delivered -- anyone up for breasts and thighs?