Sorry I've been gone so long... I've finally recovered from the two weeks with Michael Grimaldi in the life drawing class. It was incredibly helpful and extremely intense--at least for me it was lots of hard word mixed with some fun and some really nice people from all over the country. I was exhausted after the first week...one day I even slept in the car at lunch and one afternoon I skipped out completely to go home and rest.
Besides the workshop being very focused and concentrated, there was so much information that I couldn't sleep at night for thinking about all the 'stuff' from that day's session. It was listed as an advanced class, and believe me, it was. I can't help but think that much of the information went right over my head. Now I'm reading and re-reading Anthony Ryder's book and it's reinforcing and repeating what I heard from Michael.
I don't have much to show from the two weeks, since it was not directed at a finished product, but at learning and practicing. The little sketch above is just a small 'composition' drawing, i.e. a quick drawing to determine if you like the arrangement and composition of the pose and your work. This model was so very beautiful. Alexandra. Peaceful and calm.