This is a watercolor I did of a girl named Shaela Wells, in 1987. She is now almost 30 years old.
Yesterday I found my old portfolio from Art school when I attended Columbia College in Chicago. I cracked open the musty smelling black case and was delightfully surprised to find these old life drawings. I am so proud of them I wanted to share with you all.
I miss art school! My kids, of course, were snickering at the nakedness, but really, if you want to learn how to draw the human body, you must subject yourself to a nude model. It is a necessary art experience. For me, there was nothing uncomfortable about it. It’s all professional. Funny, enough, my favorite body types to draw were plump women. They are so much more interesting, with all those curves and dimples. Thin people are not as enjoyable for me to draw. I don’t think I could draw this good today, some 23 years later, but it wouldn’t take long to get this good again if I took another life drawing class. I’d be rusty at first, but with some practice and a great model, it would all come back to me, I’m sure.
I am thinking of getting the drawings of the women framed for my bedroom. What do you think, should I?