Life drawing is the art form that represents the human shape in all its postures. It is also known as “figure drawing”. Portraits, illustrations, sketches and even sculture fall under the umbrella of life drawing.
It has been a fundamental part of teaching people how to draw for the past 800 years.
All the classic painters over the years have practiced their techniques by drawing men and women. Even animators who’ve brought you the best comics and animated films have all developed their craft by studying and drawing the nude figure.
The most well known and popular representation of the concept of life drawing is the scene in the film Titanic, when Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) paints the beautiful Rose (Kate Winslet) on the doomed boat. “Draw me like one of your French girls“
During a life drawing class looking at a nude figure in different poses helps the artist to understand balance, movement & proportion.
Many people see drawing as their form of mindfulness. We all have stressful lives, and we all should do things that take us away from the daily grind. Life drawing makes you focus completely on what you’re doing for a couple of hours. Although it can be frustrating at times, you do leave at the end with a considerable sense of satisfaction at what you’ve artistically created.
In my hen party life drawing sessions, you will learn the basics of drawing as well as the opportunity to admire and focus in on the details of the male nude.