Today was a roller-coaster ride between despair and optimism regarding my drawing abilities. I arrived early but wet from the rain and started well, with a nice five minute line drawing of the first pose.
Then, after a couple more poses, I struggled with a reclining pose. At first I tried to draw the whole body, but gave up halfway through and focused on the face which - from this angle - posed quite a challenge. I was pleased with how it came out.
Then there was a half hour standing pose. I stared at it and thought "there's nothing there I want to draw" which is a discouraging start. Since I'd just done so well drawing a face, I decided to concentrate on the face again, but quickly abandoned it as a bad idea.
So then I did a drawing of the upper body, and was thoroughly disheartened by the experience. A more bland drawing, you could hardly wish to see.
Then, after the break, was the fifty minute pose. I had no idea what to expect from myself, so I was quite relieved when it came out as well as it did.