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What It's Like to Attend a Figure Drawing Group

I wanted to post about my recent figure drawing sessions and describe what figure drawing studios are like. I attend the weekly figure drawing co-op at a local art  college near me. For 7 dollars you get 4 hours in the studio. You and usually about twelve other people surround a dais where the figure model poses.  The poses start off quick. These ones were only 1 minute long. The model does big action poses, and you have to draw really fast. Today we did ten of these.   This time is for quick gestural drawings. Gesture drawings are loose sketches that are meant to get down the most crucial information in the short time you have. These are helpful in warming up, getting used to the proportions of the model, and because the poses are dramatic and the limbs and legs are extended from the body it is easy to get used to the model's proportions.  Then the model slows down the pose to anywhere from 2 to 5 minutes. Today we went to 5 minute poses. The poses are less exciting, because the m