I'm still getting the occasional word on the sly from my friends here in the city about my neglect of blogging responsibly, and never posting certain things, and yadda, yada, ya ya ya. You know who you are, Well here you go.....
Are you happy now?
Because I am. I trekked out of the office last night into the light drizzle of the bustling east side. Strolling up Lexington Ave. to a place that I'd only read about in books (about C.D.Gibson, one of my hero's) and heard fellow artists mention in passing. But, last night I set foot behind the big red door at the corner of 63rd and Lexington.
I went to the Society of Illustrators!
And it was a great evening in so much as I did drawings. Longer drawings, 20 minute poses even. I haven't done that from a live model in what seems like forever. And sadly it showed a little. It was kinda like hauling your yard tools out to do gardening in the spring and finding out that they needed to be sharpened, cleaned, and honed again. But, after only one night I've got the fire again to get back into it and improve my drawings, BECAUSE I WANNA GET BETTER.
There was live music, a bar, and it was a little crowded.
But, Damn!.. Some fine models, under good light, and I got to sit really close (possibly too close) to the platform. Nice poses, some costumes, and props too.
I'm still reeling a little from the experience.
Needless, to say its more expensive then the other figure drawing session (that one's free) I frequent. However, I know now I'll be going back, I'll just make sure that I'm writing it all offa my taxes for 09'...
Yeah, Good times, from 6 to 9.
So, lemme know what you think and I'll go and clean my tools to draw like a demon next time I visit.
Hope you dig.