This is the first time that I have spent a whole session on one drawing, next time I need to plan and bring better paper.

Gage Academy long pose sunday is really nice. The session is timed into 20 minute sections for the model and they have snacks and coffee available. They also have drawing horses that are the perfect size for me, and during this session I even found a pillow to sit on so my bum wasn’t hurting while sitting on the hard wood for three hours.

I was really calm for this entire drawing, I started out just looking at the model for a bit then decided to do a drawing that had proportions as accurate as I could get them. So, I started with a bunch of measurements  mapping out the figure to the correct size right at the beginning. After the first twenty minutes I only had a few lines on the paper, but those lines were spot on.

I’m not sure why but I just worked on this one drawing the whole three hours, I didn’t plan it, I even started it on newsprint which is the worst for a long drawing. But, I’m happy with the result. This tuesday I’m planning a very long drawing, and I will have some great paper for it.

The Drawing



  • Session: 156
  • Work: 155
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Sanguine
  • Location: Gage Academy Life drawing long pose
  • Art Time: 3
  • Creative Time:



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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."