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Bohemian Circus 4-30-2012

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By AngelaSasser   |   
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A collection of sketches from the Bohemian Circus Night at the Apache here in Atlanta. Artists gather around a model to sketch while photographers take pictures of models against backdrops (and whatever else catches their eye) while impromptu jazz plays.

It was my first time there. I drew until I could draw no more! It was a wondrous feeling.

What did I learn?

I focused a lot on loosening up this session. Used brush pens to create swaths of shadows to help bring more energy to my work and to concentrate more on light and shadow play. Had a white charcoal pencil for highlights. Almost all of these are in pen, NO ERASING, so I could be dedicated to my lines instead of worrying about correcting them.

Life drawing sessions are always a great place to learn what odd shapes occur during foreshortening. I particularly studied the planes of the lips, eyes, and nose, which are problem areas for me.
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