Life drawing with costumed models can be wonderful. The clothing adds color, texture, interest, even an imagined backstory. Last Monday night’s life drawing session at Oklahoma City University provided two costumed models, light refreshments, and a live guitarist who sat and noodled classically in a corner. Utterly delightful.
One can create a whole scenario around poses and costumes like these. She might have been a mysterious agent at a bar in a Bogart flick, waiting for someone to light her cigarette and hand over the documents. He could have been a 1970s lawn-tractor salesman, or a model for department store tie sale. Anything is possible.