John at Battery Park City Figure Drawing
I started attending drop-in figure drawing sessions at the Society of Illustrators in New York City on September 16, 2009. This was a huge step for me, mostly because I had just retired and was finally ready. But I asked a friend to accompany me so she could ease me into a setting that she already knew.
I loved it and set as my goal one session per month and was able to keep on that schedule until 2013 when I replaced my monthly drop-in sessions with a weekly Figure Drawing class at Fashion Institute of technology. Since then I have combined drop-in sessions at Society of Illustrators, Battery Park City (from May through Oct), and even Parsons.
Last week at Battery park City we started with 30 second sketches for warm up and then did 10 one minute sketches of John. We usually begin with 2 minute sketches at Society of Illustrators and I was pleasantly surprised with my quick 1 minute gesture drawings. I couldn't do this before, so progress is being made!!!