We have found that ghosts are not likely to stick around or to remain seated for longer poses so expect to sketch quickly flashes of light and body parts in a rarefied atmosphere that positively impacts your drawing style.
We encourage you all to continue drawing and when we are allowed back in contact with each other we’ll be delivering a series of special events and offers, not to encourage you to get back out with us, we don’t think there’ll be much need for that, but to celebrate the wonderful community of artists that we have become.
Well, you can’t actually buy a person, that isn’t legal in the UK although we are sure it happens, but you can rent a person for a few hours and they will pose for you, an individual artist or a college group or privately delivered art class or a media company etc…
2019 saw a raft of organisations artists and colleges asking for women only models. None could offer any valid reason apart from perhaps a college stating that the students were working on a project aimed at women.
Anna Korecka, a fine student filmmaker in her final year at The Atrium at The University of South Wales has worked with Andy and his team at Cardiff Life Model Collective and has made a short documentary film for BBC Wales
Animals can be difficult to work with, along with children, as the saying goes, but Andy did well, keeping the broad selection of wild beasts under control. Delving deeply into his method acting processes and delivering a tour de force of earthy, visceral and startlingly real animal poses, the assembled artists will be drawing on this session for inspiration for some time to come 😉
We used to do a fair bit of work at Crosskeys. Those modelling hours disappeared this academic year as the college decided to not provide life drawing (we’re unsure of how they will be able to get their students through their course work commitments) due to issues with paying us by invoice and also, we believe, the lack of desire amongst the tutors to deliver life drawing sessions.