London life sketches (NSFW)

I mentioned in one of my London posts that I went to a life-drawing session while I was there, after hearing of it from Esther. Here are those sketches. The very talented model is Matthew Oghene, and the drawing group is the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society. I had no idea when I set out that evening that I would be in company with more than a hundred other artists, in a lovely gallery just off Trafalgar Square, with free biscuits and tea during the break. 🙂 Everyone I spoke to made me feel hugely welcome, especially Simon, the society’s president. After the session I chatted briefly with another artist — an animator — who told me “this is the best drawing group in London.” I believe it. It’s one of the best groups I’ve attended anywhere.

Pencil sketch of nude man standing

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Watercolor sketch of nude man standing

Two watercolor sketches of nude man standing and turned away from artist

Watercolor sketch of nude man standing

Three watercolor sketches of nude man kneeling or sitting