Sunday, 8 September 2013

Sunday Gallery - I may be only an artist's model, but I'm still life

I forgot to mention that I 'sat' for the local art group in the summer... don't panic, it was the portrait class, not the life drawing... ie I kept my kit on!

It's a curious feeling to sit and be perused by more than a dozen strangers, being measured up, sketched around, filled in, fleshed out, greened and purpled.

I was commended on my stillness. It's not a talent much sought after in this world. I'm only wanted in bird hides, the bedrooms of light sleepers... and the library of course.

I had the artists' permission to snap pics of works in progress but have not named the individual artists. Would you like to see what I turned out like? 

13 comments:

  1. Excellent, BB! I can't draw to save my life, so I am in awe of anyone who can capture a reasonable likeness. Some of the expressions look a little severe, and I know that's not you. Middle left has a more preoccupied expression, which is perhaps closer to the mark.

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    1. For all you know, I might be this sneers in real life... although it's a bit of a surprise to me, too.

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  2. Isn't it amazing how different they all are? They all capture something, though I'm not sure what. I thought your were wearing a turban in the very last one.

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    1. I really was wearing a turban. Also my neck really is yellow at the back and blue at the front!

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  3. That's so fascinating, because you very rarely see (except in this kind of situation, I guess) six different representations of exactly the same subject, and it's really interesting to see how people interpret what they see in such different styles. I really like the fifth one - I know it's a bit impressionist in nature, but I like that.

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    1. There were more, believe me. *shudders*

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  4. Ahhh...this brings back fond memories of college art classes. I love the different takes on your pose! Seems like you have a very eclectic bunch in your class :-)

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    1. Eclectic doesn't begin to describe them, Herman! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. What a fascinating study - and it shows how much perceptions differ. They seem a talented lot!

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    1. Yeah, but it's a shame no-one perceived me to be gorgeous!!!!

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  6. I agree with Fran, the fifth one is best, while the first one also captures you. Although I prefer you smiling in your 50 shades photo, it's probably hard to keep a smile in place for two hours.

    Hello to Fran. Just recently found your blog and was surprised to find that you weren't a bearded rugby player.

    QW

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    1. I think, with practice, I could sustain a two hour smile.

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  7. You're braver than I am, clothes or no clothes! Looks like you had a young Lucian Freud in the class judging from the bottom left one. Dreadful untalented man. I don't know why everyone makes such a fuss about him!

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