Posted on Dec 11, 2012 in Berlin | 1 comment

I decided during my first week in Berlin that Mondays will be a domestic day where I may work, do laundry, or chores, but I don’t try to go sightseeing or out on the town in Berlin. This is not a hard rule, but let’s call it a guideline for my health. I have been doing a lot of sightseeing, plus working, plus trying to fit in my sketching. I am not getting enough sleep, as usual.

Having said that about Monday being my day off, today I did find the energy to attend a life drawing session in a cultural centre around the corner from my Berlin apartment. It’s a 5-minute walk, and it’s a 2-hour session on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings. I knew that would be a great option for a winter evening. So I dropped by there and did a few drawings. It was still a day of taking it easy.

Life drawing session at Aktsalon Berlin

Life drawing session at Aktsalon Berlin

Life drawing session at Aktsalon Berlin

Life drawing session at Aktsalon Berlin, sketched on iPad with Paper app. The rest of her turned out OK, and I am not bashful about showing my nude drawings, but this woman looked too much like a child, so it just seems weird to show the whole figure.

Life drawing session at Aktsalon Berlin

Life drawing session at Aktsalon Berlin, sketched on iPad with Paper app.

Life drawing session at Aktsalon Berlin

Life drawing session at Aktsalon Berlin, sketch made on iPad with Paper app. Drawing on an iPad is still a bit like eating a chocolate bar with knife and fork while wearing mittens. I am only showing her face because the rest of her body didn’t turn out as well.