(Drawings here – all copyright Dennis Mealor 2015).


5 minutes limit

After a long break over the nutty season, was good to get back to it again – Justin was the model tonight. I am usually rusty as hell, after a break – but that mellow  Merlot that Marlies (of Art Plus) supplied seemed to whet my arty appetite.

So I was happy with most of my scrawlings tonight. These drawings are from 5 to 15 minutes time limit each – oil pastels & 2B pencil, on acid-free paper – executed in my usual naïve (cartoonist) style.

A great night out – and excellent pizza (plus wine) all for only $12. If you live in Bundaberg (Australia) – you should give it a try. It is non-tutored, which means you can do your own thing – Bliss. You just book ahead (Google Art Plus) and it happens every 2nd Thursday, 6pm to 8pm. Good company – just turn up with your sketch pad and whatever medium you like to draw in, and that’s it. No-one sees your work, unless you show it – and everyone is very laid-back, friendly and casual. A few good laughs. Oh and that’s right – we do lots of drawing too. A great night out, and cheap as.

Should tell you though – the only formality is that damn oven timer. We get time limits on our drawing – as is the usual with Life Drawing. So it starts at say, a number of 1 minute poses by the model. Then maybe 5 minutes, and so on, up to 20 minutes or more. These pics have their time durations on them. Yes I know – I might be preaching to the already-experienced. I am just trying to give an insight into Life Drawing for those artists (or alleged non-artists) who have not tried it before. Ciao, folks.

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10 minutes limit


15 minutes limit




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