I’m beginning to like this life drawing session on Whidbey island more and more, even though the pose timing is unorganized. It’s nice to be in a place where the other artists are willing to converse with you again. Unfortunately I’ve gotten used to keeping to myself after the last 10 months of life drawing in Portland, so it’s taking me a bit to open up.

Life drawing, warmup
Life drawing, 3 minute poses
3 minute poses
Life drawing, 3 minute poses
3 minute poses
Life drawing, 20 minute pose
20 minute pose

The model Mickey was great today, the poses were simple yet challenging and the lighting was well done.

Life drawing, 20 minute pose
20 minute pose

On all these poses I wished I had more time.

Life drawing, 40 minute pose
40 minute pose

The position of her head on this pose was very challenging and even though I had 40 minutes in this single pose to work on it, I got too detail from the beginning and ended up not finishing much of the figure.

Life drawing, 10 minute pose
10 minute pose


  • Session: 1177
  • Work: 1003
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Whidbey island open studio
  • Art Time: 3
  • Creative Time:



One Response

  1. I’m glad the group is growing on you. Is it too early to perhaps ask one of them if they’d like to go on a plein air expedition?

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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."