"Dear Annabel, Is the evening class Wednesday A Life Drawing Class or a Figure Drawing Class?"
So that got me thinking...
Initially I replied.
"I call it life drawing because we draw / work from a model (usually
wearing vest and pants) and cus I guess I have always referred to this
as life drawing....But not sure I know the difference. Hope that answers
But on reflection this morning added
" Actually a good question, its got me thinking...I
think I call it life class not just because we work from a live person
but we are also looking at essence of the being as a way to explore and
develop, not just the form and shape of the figure.
the model as a source, this gives the artist room to interpret and try
to get beyond the simply what does the person look like...
or something on those lines..."