I have to admit to having slightly anal tendencies when it comes to drawing and art. At school the teachers were forever trying to get me to be more ‘creative’ and ‘imaginative’, which seemed to mean making tat out of scrunched up coloured tissues, whereas I just wanted to draw like the artists in 2000AD. I’d spend ages trying to get a cowboy, or more likely a Native American, just right(I always preferred the Injuns, they had better hair, and could carry off a beaded waistcoat with aplomb. Most cowboys can barely manage to wear frills without looking a bit off, but Geronimo not only managed frills, he even made a hairband look good). Where was I? Yes, drawing things exactly right is what I wanted to do, but somehow the teachers never approved and always preferred the slapdash efforts of others.
So my anal tendencies were stretched to the limit at Vine and Roses on tuesday. Kate likes a fast class, with two and one minute poses, even getting down to twenty and then five second ones. How am I supposed to get the toenails in with five seconds to draw? However, it’s fun and makes a change from the other classes which tend to favour painters over scribblers like me. The class meets every fortnight on tuesdays, alternate ones to Papcastle, at Vine and Roses florists in Penrith, from six until eight PM. Contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
I didn’t get much work to show done in that class, which is fine with me – sometimes it’s good just to draw. I’m quite pleased with the last twenty minute one, though. I decided to make the glasses into sunglasses as the whole pose had a sort of sixties hippy goddess vibe about it. I was tempted to add an Apache hairband too, but ran out of time.