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Another Friday, another life drawing session at the Watts Atelier. This week, I again decided to make a sketchbook drawing with ball point pen, white gel pen and marker. I had fun with this one:

This was the last friday night workshop for the current semester at Watts. I’ll have three weeks off of classes, during which I’m planning on doing a lot more painting. I have a few projects that I will hopefully be posting about soon. More on that later!


While I lived in New York, I often attended life drawing sessions at Spring Studio in SoHo. I usually just brought a sketchbook and a ballpoint pen rather than drag my 18″ by 24″ drawing board two miles from my apartment. drawing in ballpoint pen takes a different discipline than drawing in charcoal, which is obviously much more forgiving. I actually find that I much prefer these small, relatively quick efforts over my charcoal drawings.

I haven’t done a life drawing in my sketchbook for quite awhile, so I decided to change up my friday night life drawing routine and bring my sketchbook to draw in rather than the usual newsprint pad and charcoal pencils. Here is my drawing, which I worked on for about an hour and a half.

sketchbook figure drawing