Naked Truths About Life Drawing Classes

Experiences of drawing the human form

Christopher P Jones

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19th-century life drawing in the Painter Workshop, School of Fine Arts, Paris, France. Image source Wikimedia Commons

Not long ago I started attending life drawing classes at a local college.

Just as you see in films or on TV, the disrobed figure sits in the centre of a room with a circle of easels surrounding them. Behind the easels, students drag charcoal blocks or dab Indian ink or smudge oil pastels across the paper…

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