Is Brighton becoming the nation’s de facto life-drawing capital?
The City’s already-wide range of classes got even wider on Tuesday night when Draw held a launch party for a new Wednesday night session to be held at The Old Market Theatre (TOM). There was a decidedly more raucous atmosphere than at a regular class and a steadily increasing volume level, no doubt due to the fact that the bar was open throughout. A number of familiar faces were present, both among the drawers and the drawn, including fellow cartoon demon Paul Cemmick. Jake persuaded the two of us to do something a bit different for the occasion so we spent half-an-hour frantically filling an A1 sheet with drawings from a succession of 5-minute poses featuring Frankie & Laura. The outcome, almost inevitably, was visual carnage but great fun at the time. I took a poorly-lit snap of the resulting artistic tangle (below) so you can judge for yourselves. More than one person over-generously likened it to Les Demoiselles d’Avignon; hark – is that the sound of Picasso spinning in his grave?
Also shown are a few other sketches from the evening featuring Lucy Caitlin-Potts, Frankie, Charlotte, Laura and Lucy. The regular Wednesday sessions are unlikely to be quite as riotous as this one but it’s a great venue and I suspect they could become a real success.