Life drawing and the human form
Connections, moments, and emotions
The human form is a favorite subject of mine. Drawing nudes offers a direct expression of life, beauty, and emotion. I work with models in a variety of mediums.
I started studying life drawing at 16, when I took classes at the local community college art program and spent Saturday mornings sketching at the Artists Guild. Studies at the Cleveland Institute of Art continued with a traditional academic approach where I built a foundation with an understanding of anatomy and skeletal structure.
Quick sketches like this one of model and local contemporary classical musician David Ross Lawn are my favorite, Just a few minutes long. They force me to see and act immediately. I like drawings that are more raw than academically accurate, channeling whatever I'm feeling or seeing in the model at that moment. Life Drawing is about life.