I have been going to life-drawing at KIAC on a Wednesday evening for about 6 months now, on and off. It's great fun and really good practise. However, while the rest of us draw, Andrew, who has studio-space at KIAC, always models in clay:
I am continually astonished by how lovely and how true his little (and sometimes not so little) figures are, especially given that the longest post is less than an hour, and some of his little figures are done even more quickly.
The clay base is ideally supposed to be deeper, for strength, but I decided half way through that my model's legs were too short, so had to excavate him some new feet out of the clay beneath! He does have a wooden, BBQ skewer sticking out of his head by the way, in case you were wondering, it's to add support while the clay is wet: you take it out when you are done.
If you are in Sheffield and fancy signing up for the next round of sessions, starting on July 19th, contact Andrew Spencer. KIAC is at The Lion Works,