Back at Pratt, I had a LOT of figure drawing. With my major being Illustration, my advisors assured me that I should get as much figure drawing as possible. So about 4 times a week for 4 years I was sentenced to render the very repetitive brigade of weirdo models Pratt hired. Let’s see… there was Morbidly Obese Eviva, Johnny One-Nut, Coked-Up Keiko, Fat-Pussied Rose, Shaved Santa, Tampon String, Out of Work G.I.Joe, Senile Old Lady, and Beatles Haircut Guy With the Shit Stained Underwear… among others. Needless to say, I’d had my fill of figure drawing by the time I graduated and was content to let my imagination do the work from there on out.
So, imagine my delight at LLF when I saw hunky, hairy Roger! He was polite and outgoing and had the sexiest German accent. (He was Swiss.)
Despite much of the workshop feeling like school, I had a great time because I got to draw this gorgeous hottie. Although I really don’t know how I (or anyone there for that matter) was able to produce anything. It was wholly difficult to focus on drawing with such a sexy subject. But like the immortal Tom of Finland said “If I have an erection while doing a drawing, then I know it’s good.” Truer words were never spoken. Haha.
I’m glad to get back into figure. I think it gives my body or work this whole new facet you guys haven’t really ever seen. I feel like because it’s from life, it’s so much more real. Granted, I do take a lot of photo reference for my other stuff– but it really isn’t comparable to what I get from life drawing. I’m posting the whole set of all 8 of these on my main site in the Extra section. Enjoy!