Resources for Life Drawing Practice

Resources for Life Drawing Practice

Figurative Photo References

When deciding if a photo is good to work from, consider lighting to be the most important thing. Look for a single light source and a clear shadow shape.

Croquis Cafe Reference Photo Archives

My Figure Reference Board on Pinterest

Life Drawing Videos

For the videos, below, I recommend setting up your computer monitor or TV and an easel much the same way as you would set up to draw from life. This way, your practice translates as much as possible when you are working from the live model.

OnAir Video - Croquis Cafe Life Drawing Videos

New Masters Academy Life Drawing Videos

Pose Maniacs Random Pose Viewer

Local Life Drawing Sessions

Here are some places to get in some actual life-drawing. I host a long pose every 2nd and 4th Sunday from 6-9pm. For Dr. Sketchy's and Buena Vista you will need to check their schedules. If you are aware of any other life drawing opportunities in KC, please feel free to post those in the comments and I will add them!

Dr. Sketchy's Kansas City Life Drawing

Buena Vista Studios Roeland Park - Life Drawing

Long Poses at Red Door Studios
The life drawing sessions here at Red Door Studios focus on a long pose. We will start with a few quick warm up poses before one long pose that usually totals about 2hr - 2hr 15min of pose time.