Wednesday, March 05, 2008

I hope you won't think it crass

I'm currently taking a figure-drawing course. My teacher likes me because I helped set up the tables once and always follow directions.

Yesterday, while doodling in my class on Nietzsche (the teacher was saying something about the will to power, except not WILL will, because Nietzsche didn't believe in FREE WILL but thought it was a charming idea that we couldn't escape from, blah blah blah), I was drawing the figure of a woman turning around. It was giving me trouble until I had a striking realization: the butt goes there. That was the first time I was able to draw a figure from a view of the back, without having a model present. It was a magical moment. No buts about it!

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