When I was going to the Academy of Art University, I had to take a lot of figure drawing classes. It doesn’t show much in the cartoon but I’m not trying to tell that kind of story. I remember many times getting this same model over and over she always put together some of the most boring poses. She would stand straight as a board and maybe bend her arm at the elbow and point a finger 90 degrees away from her body. No tilt of the head in a dramatic way, or shifting of weight on her feet…nope she stood flat footed.
One day I got so sick of drawing her I asked the professor how they come to chose their models for the class. He told me that its through a modeling agency but that the professor can request certain models. I complained that this model lacked something, but I couldn’t tell him what it was without showing him. I sort of “struck a pose” as it were and showed him what I meant.
My professor spoke up and said, “Not only can’t you draw, but your even worse at modeling.” He later asked why do I always draw my figures flat footed.
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