The Fascination of an Aged Body

There is a wealth of interest in a body that has seen the test of time.

There is a tendency for most drawing groups to attract models of a younger age, mostly female, with attractive sleek bodies that have their own interest. But there is nothing like getting lost in an older persons worn and wrinkled skin. There is just so much more interest.

I couldn’t get into all that interest in this session because the poses were all 1 minute long but the model that I’m drawing is older and has reminded me of hours spent in from of a model at my drawing group thinking about their age and their life. Their bodies are a roadmap showing the toll that time plays on a person. Perfect bodies may look great in comic books or magazines but a body worn by time will tell you a story of their lives.

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