Thursday, August 04, 2011

Life drawing on mobile devices

The old and the new
What is it about drawing that brings us back all the time to the studio for Life Drawing? Last night I went to the monthly class at Delta Studios expecting no more than maybe three or four people, after all it’s the middle of the holiday season and it was a very hot sultry evening.
Instead twelve of us turned up.

There is something in human nature, almost primeval that craves the desire to make marks.
For three hours I worked just using a piece of pastel and some wet paper towels- how much more basic than that can you get, not even the pretence of a brush.

Fast-forward today to the 21st century and the sharing of the images on mobile phones, Facebook, Twitter and blogs.