After friendly introductions and some good humour and laughter, we were ready to get down to work and do what we all came for. Learn how to sketch people.
Erin started us off by introducing us all to the wooden mannequin models, named Manni, Kin and Nins. We were ready to sketch! First we learnt the best way to hold our pens to produce a confident free line for sketching.
Form and action was what we wanted to capture.
At Bavarian on the beach, Erin had reserved the best table in the house for us. We had plenty of room and uninterrupted Manly bay views.
A sparkling sunny day. People everywhere, and lots of models waiting to be sketched sunning themselves of the beach.
Salads wraps and schnitzels consumed, cold bubbly drinks in giant glasses sipped on, and now it was time to learn head proportions and have a relaxing sketch of our own choice, choosing a scene with people, capturing the essence of the day and the place. What says Manly to you? “Sketch that” I said. After some discussion and the pointing out of examples, we did a bit of people watching then it was back to work. Pen in hand, sketch books ready and we slipped into sketch mode. We had plenty of good laughs, steep learning curves, joy, frustration, relief laughter plenty of new skill being learned and good memories.