‘Mariano (Balance)’ by Julie Arnall



Watercolour Pencil and Wash, 30x40cm

Tuesday Life Drawing Class

This drawing was a six minute pose at the end of a two hour life drawing session. I think I had become really accustomed to looking at the model by this time and allowed myself to be quite bold with the line. I was so intent on getting the drawing down, it was only afterwards that I thought about how extraordinary the pose was. The model looked completely at ease – I think had I been in a room with someone doing this I would have been much more struck by the physical achievement of it. It was quite incredible.