For most of the past year I have been taking a weekly drawing class with Judith Reeve. The class was put together to teach art teachers to draw the figure. A more classical in approach than I have done since art school. I didn’t see the relevance then. I did well at it but pursued a live in humor. What a laugh. Looking back at the thousands of humorous characters that I drew over 18 or so years. All from my imagination! I couldn’t have done it without those three years of life drawing classes. I can still remember Mr. Litberg in his grey painters smock an pipe. The model Mr Fisher who had modeled for Picasso in the 1920s.
Today I understand that I couldn’t do anything without drawing the figure on a regular basis. Everything about scale, color, perspective is understood in the figure.