So its been about 7 years since I’ve been in a studio for some serious figure drawing. That drought ended today with a 6 hour session at Golden West Community College. Yes, 6 hours of drawing… broken up into two 3 hour sessions. Wow… I’ve forgotten how much fun drawing all day can be. I’ve also forgotten how exhausting it can be. Standing at my easel for 3 hours at a time, looking, observing and trying to make the marks on my paper represent what I see, really is physically and mentally draining. There is going to be another session next month, I think I’m going to sign up and give it a shot again. In the mean time, I need to make sure that I’m drawing a lot more. All of the time I spend working on a computer really takes away from the fun and joy of creating art with physical media. Spending the day with people who are creating with you was also very refreshing. Just a great day over all.