We got a fairly long pose this week, which is rare; the use of the last hour is voted on by the class, and “two poses” almost always wins over “one.” I usually vote for one if I feel like I’m drawing well that week, and this week I did and “one” won and I was very happy to spend 50 minutes on this beautiful pose. My scanner can only take it in in three parts.


Why were things clicking this week? No idea. Drawing almost-daily might be helping, or it might have nothing to do with it. I’ve been focusing on light, which is to say, on shadow, and continuing with the close focus (this was the only pose this Monday where I took in most of the body, since I had so much time; on the shorter poses I didn’t attempt it), and those things help.