Here above are some of the results of today, a drawing of a longer pose and the short warming up sketches below. I'm really tired of having to accept the limits of the rules that dictates the work when participating with a group of figure drawers. Today we had a good session, with short and longer poses. The model, Christophe, was very good (an actor) and he was participating very professionally, which is not always the case with nude models. We talked, and he seems to have a very artistic philosphy, which explains why he seemed so "alive" while posing. He also expressed himself like he has a profound mind and view on things and life. It's nice to meet people like this once in a while.
I think it's maybe time for me to change workshop. How can it be so difficult to find the place that correspond to our needs?
I've also noticed that after a year and a half I need to change environment and tutorials methods. It has happend several times, if not every time. Time is out! Now I even feel like I only need my own intuitions and not those of a "teacher". WHO could know better than myself how I should do a drawing or the way to develop my drawings? I have to go on working and find my own solutions really. It's already the case but it has to be like more volontary, with more work and more emotions. And for that we're back to the starting point, the place and environment were we draw and who or what we draw and what it makes us feel are the secrets. I have to find the place, things and persons that make me feel strongly like drawing and expressing the images my mind creates out of those things!