Friday, 6 May 2011

life drawing ーヌードデッサンー

I have been terribly down and in a slump recently as I have got so much pressure and stress. I am afraid I won't be able to manage enough products for artsmat. My English exam is coming shortly and I am struggling with a proposal essay for MA course, which has not formed even an outline yet. I may get a commission but I have never done that kind of work before. Everything is in a rush towards me. Then it completely stopped my creative spring!!

With my friend's warm support, today I finally could manage to go to Life Drawing Drop in Class at Candid Gallery in Angel. It is for 2 hours and costs £7. You can use any material to draw.

I had never done life drawing before coming to England for the study of art and design. So it was my first lesson and grew my creative foundation. Thus today's class brought back my first feeling when I started my study and reset me. As I was really down, I was tempted to give up everything such as having a stall in artsmart or even applying MA course. Silly me!! Though It may take more time to control myself, I can do step by step, don't rush, make sure the priority, take my time.... and never give up!

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友人の励ましや支えに助けられ、とりあえず何か強制的に手を動かさねばと思い、今日、life drawing(ヌードデッサン) のセッションに参加。Candid Gallery 主催の2時間1セッションのコースです。1回限りでもよいDrop in形式で1回7ポンド(約950円)。短いもので2、3分、長いもので15分〜30分とモデルのポーズが変わります。特に指導はなく、使うマテリアルも人それぞれ自由。


ほぼ2年ぶりのlife drawing は単純に楽しいだけでなく、描くこと、観察すること、手を動かすということ、改めて初心に返らされた気がしました。なんだか泥沼にはまってしまい、実はartsmartも大学院さえも全て投げ出してもいいかな・・・なんて血迷っていたので、勉強を始めた時の気持ちや覚悟、今までやってきた思い出みたいなものに救われました。焦らず、無理せず、優先順位をつけて、やれるものはやる、やれないものはやれない、ひとつひとつ向合っていくしかないんだなと。(ほんとうに当たり前のことなのですが、、。)頑張ります。