I went life drawing last night. I realized I hadn't been life drawing since I was in New York. So that would be... like almost a year and a half! ICK. I love life drawing and it was always in the back on my mind to go. I'm so happy I finally went!! I had a great time and we had a fantastic model. We went to Dr. Sketchy which if you are not familiar with uses burlesque performers for models. This makes for interesting poses and a fun atmosphere. I haven't used conte in YEARS. The last time I did life drawing I just used my sketchbook and pen. I have really missed drawing with my entire arm. Those first few gesture looked rough. However I persevered and finally got back into the groove. In the second half I switched to a blue col erase to see if I could pick up more detail for the longer poses. Success! It has inspired me to perhaps take a pen break from cafe sketching and try to work in some tonal values by using a pencil. I know the blue col erase didn't photograph well (obviously lol) but in person I really like the way it came out. I'm excited to see what cafe sketching with a pencil will bring me.