Friday, 24 April 2009

Back to Civilization

Yesterday I felt odd, a bit like this picture above. Those dratted hormones!

A page of cat doodles in watercolour from yesterday.
This morning I felt a bit more 'normal' so I took the plunge of going back to life drawing. There's a place a short bus ride away called the Folkhouse where they do all sorts of courses. The one I went to this morning was the 'Drop in and Draw' session, which is perfect for me as I can drop in without commiting to a whole term!
This one had very tricky perspective but I really enjoyed the challenge.I had a lovely morning, I might even go back again next week :)

16 comments:

Buskitten said...

Brilliant life drawing Jess, that sort of thing scares me even more than paint! The bottom one is excellent. Can you say a big 'Thank you' to your daughter for the lovely compliment about Fluffville! It really means a lot! Thanks x

Kim said...

Oh Jess, I so get those hormones and how they can give you a twist from time to time! I am sorry you are also under their control. I often feel like that woman you have so beautifully painted! Tee hee...the one at the top, not the drawing at the bottom.

I am glad you found the life drawing drop in class...that was a good thing to do it sounds like. You do love that so much and it is nice to have one which you do not have to make a committment about!

Have a Beautiful Weekend and May the Hormones Stay on Their Side of the Fence!

Rosie said...

The bottom drawing is excellent. It really has grace. Sorry about the hormones. They are evil. I don't know why it's not researched more!

soulbrush said...

sorry that your hors are moaning!
but what fabulous drawings you did ...

April Jarocka said...

Beautiful drawings Jessie. I wish there was a drop in and draw place here!! I would have njoyed that!

Jessie Lilac said...

Yes it certainly was a life saver today! ;)

Owen said...

Jessie, am very happy to see new visitors who drop in and leave comments... so many lurkers out there, visiting but no calling card left... was just looking through your posts here... what a joyful place ! Love all your colorful critters... will be back, have signed up to follow.

Perhaps as a guy if politically correct I wouldn't mention this, but I'm not politically correct, so here goes, in reference to hormones ... was just reading a very interesting post from back in November last Fall on a blog called "At the Hermitage", the title of the post was "The Curse"... are you familiar with her blog? She's a great illustrator... here is the address :

http://intothehermitage.blogspot.com/

Jessie Lilac said...

Hi Owen, thanks for 'following'! :)
I'm not politically correct either in any shape or form and yes I know Rima's blog very well and remember that post! Thanks for your lovely comment.

Teri C said...

What a fun blog you have! As for your hormones....been there done that and it is no fun.

Jessie Lilac said...

Hi Teri, thanks so much :)

jeff34 said...

J'adore tes dessins Jessie... tellement que je reviens les voir régulièrement ! Je m'adresse à toi en français et j'espère que tu arriveras à me lire... C'est ma french touch in ton blog !

A bientôt Jessie !

PS : A new drawing please !

ruthie said...

bloomin hormones, they have so much to answer for!! so wish we had life drawing classes near, beautiful drawings x

Renee said...

Jessica you may laugh and I don't know if you know this but I have been saving my doll hairs to get your 'resting on the moon watercolor' on etsy.

Canadian doll hair is much less than american, but the part you may laugh at is I look at it at your shop all the time to make sure it isn't sold.

So just so you know someone out here is salivating over it.

Also, I am crazy for this new women in the picture, the hormonal one with the crazy hair.

Fantastic work.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Renee said...

I just looked at her again and she reminds me of a moon and a flower.

xoxo

Cathy Nichols Art said...

What lovely figure drawings!! And you have such diversity in your work. So nice to visit your blog! :)

Anne said...

I like the woman's portrait because it's full of expression. The cats are very funny and the nudes exact. It's important to interpret reality and to represent it with exactitude, to go from one to other side (sorry for my english, I'm not used to write in english). Imagination and reality complete themselves.