It was "Basic Drawing and Painting" and it included life drawing. Life drawing is typically done with live nude models. We were just a Jr. College, so we had live clothed models. Actually, I don't know why they weren't nude, but it was a small town where everybody knew everybody else, so it's probably best that they had their clothes on.
The point of drawing live nude models is to practice and learn anatomy and proper proportions. It helps if the models are naked without all that pesky clothing getting in the way of proper proportions, but we made do.
I remember our instructor. He was an oldish guy - about the same age as my dad. He'd never been married and was a bit eccentric as art teachers stereotypically tend to be. He was extremely observant and very knowledgeable of many of the technical aspects of art. I learned a surprising amount in that class, which I thought would just be a fun and easy "A".
I decided that, this week, I would take advantage of my school break to revisit Illustration Friday activity. The prompt is "Beginning", so I wanted an action shot and decided to see if I still had any anatomy drawing skills.
I thought I'd draw a tennis player winding up to serve to "begin" (get it!) a point. Then I looked for references and ended up using a pic of Michael Chang. I don't think he's actually serving in my reference photo, but one does not simply draw Michael Chang without including his great legs.
I never finished the drawing - never got past "beginning" (get it!) because it was such a nice day today, that we went to America The Beautiful Park. Remember America The Beautiful Park from the Abby Cam? It's a nice local park that we like, although we're not to fancy on the name America The Beautiful Park.
Anyway, we went to America The Beautiful Park and I never finished my Beginning, and that's the way this post will end.