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#30×30, 2022, Day 21: Figure Drawing Intensif!

June 21, 2022

I’m off to figure drawing today! Yesterday was actually Day1/5. I’ve signed up for a five day figure drawing marathon at UQAM. It’s been two years since they ran this event, (due to you-know-what-cough-cough), so when I saw it posted, I jumped.

I kind of regret committing to an entire week now that I’m actually getting up and going out the door at 8:30am. I’m not a morning person! But hey – I wanted motivation :)

Once again, I am the bad boy. Even though it’s #30×30, there’s a gesture-line under these. I will keep saying, (by way of excuse) Direct Watercolor is a goal, and also a Mindset. If you don’t reach 100% Direct (No sketch, no guidelines, just straight into paint) with every painting, well, you don’t quit just because you’re still working for it right?

Besides, I feel like, if you’re getting 10 and 20 min poses in watercolor, you’re still thinking Direct :)


7 Comments leave one →
  1. randalllaue permalink
    June 21, 2022 8:40 AM


  2. valOrie permalink
    June 21, 2022 9:28 AM


  3. Sydney permalink
    June 21, 2022 10:55 AM

    These are gorgeous! So fresh looking. I like the pencil lines underneath. They make it more interesting.

  4. Estelle DeRidder permalink
    June 21, 2022 2:03 PM

    Very, very ‘Marc Taro Holmes’ . . . with or without gesture lines, it is instantly recognizable and have your touch all over them. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

  5. Linda Busch permalink
    June 21, 2022 2:25 PM

    Wonderful energy!

  6. Joan Shouldice permalink
    June 23, 2022 8:43 AM

    Is there a point to direct watercolour? Why not have a drawing?Joan

    • June 23, 2022 7:55 PM

      I’m not sure the question? It’s a way to draw in color, and to have all the lovely effects of watercolor (blooms and blending). That’s why I enjoy working ‘directly’. ~m

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