Drawing From Life

Welcome to the site where we draw from life. This site not only serves the Penzance area life drawing group in Cornwall, but also offers image galleries, news and exercises of wider interest to those who love drawing and figures, and also cakes. Here you will also find a handy new random pose generator to give suggestions and inspiration for models and poses, and you can learn how to do monoprints.

Tutorial by Ann Bennett-Lofthouse

For full details of the drop-in weekly Life Drawing Penzance sessions, including 2018 dates, holiday dates and map, please see the Penzance page here.

Our occasional all-day sessions give you time to do a more complete painting or drawing of a single pose held for the whole day, unlike a typical life class or course. These are open to all and the cost is £17.00 for a full day session, including tea and coffee, and you need to supply your own materials and usually portable easel if you would like to be sure of having one. You can see some work from an all-day pose in this gallery from an all-day session. Everyone is welcome and we only arrange these extra sessions when there is enough interest.

One year we had a special subject, as we were drawing a pregnant model on the last Saturday of each month. and some of that work was shown at an enjoyable Lifelines Exhibition in Penzance. You can still see work here from the Figuration Exhibition in St Ives of 2014, a great chance to see a wide variety of skilled innovation responding to the living human form. Previously there was a fine set of drawings by a Newlyn artist on show at the Drawn From Life Exhibition in St Ives Cornwall, as well as an interesting local life drawing group exhibition at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Morvah, in Penwith near St Ives, which is one of Cornwall's best lit galleries.

And if you want a bit of help when drawing or with classes, get out your phone and have a look at the handy exercises here. Or try a piece of cake.

male figure in Cornwall
Artist: Tom Brooke
pencil life drawing of a female nude's back
Artist: Jane Ducker
Nude back of a woman
Artist: Barry Spencer
A woman's back
Artist: Barry Spencer
Artist: Jane Ducker
R AUG 3 2013
Artist: Graham Hewitt
reclining figure watercolour Cornwall
Artist: Angela Stead
seated man
Artist: Nikki Cody
watercolour drawing of St Ives woman
Artist: Andy Tait
Standing female.  Charcoal and graphite on paper
Artist: Mike Duffy
James Lee, Artist, Norbu Art Studio, Penzance, Cornwall, Oil Paintings, Mother and Child, British artists, Cornish artists, figurative paintings, figurative artists, figurative art, figurative artworks, expressionism, expressionist paintings, expressionist art, colourists, colour, Cornish galleries, Circa 21 Gallery, Myrtle Woodcraft, 2016, Tate Gallery, Newlyn Art Gallery, Interior Design, Female Figures in Interiors, Female Figures in Exteriors, Line Drawings, Summer 2016, Art Exhibitions
Artist: James Lee
Standing female figure, back view leaning forward black and white monoprint
Artist: Philip Maire
Pencil 5 min pose
Artist: Jane Ducker
figure with back to mirror
Artist: Barry Spencer
seated nude woman in Cornwall
Artist: Tom Brooke
A NOV 2 2013
Artist: Graham Hewitt
seated female nude watercolour
Artist: Lee Stevenson
orange pencil and watercolour male nude
Artist: Andy Tait
seated woman pencil life drawing
Artist: Jane Gosney
Figure sketches.  Charcoal on paper
Artist: Mike Duffy
female figure on fabric in Cornwall studio
Artist: Angela Stead
seated woman monoprint
Artist: Nikki Cody
Seated female.  Charcoal and red chalk on paper
Artist: Mike Duffy
standing woman pencil life drawing
Artist: Jane Gosney
profile of a woman
Artist: Nikki Cody
Standing male nude upper body profile with hands to his face black and white monoprint
Artist: Philip Maire
Figures
Artist: Clive Daniels
reclining full-figured female
Artist: Graham Hewitt
Artist: Colin Cude
Leaning back male figure lost in thought black and white monoprint
Artist: Philip Maire
drawing of a man's head
Artist: Andy Tait
Cornwall Mermaid
Artist: Clive Daniels
Artist: Alan Madsen
Artist: Colin Cude
James Lee, Artist, Norbu Art Studio, Penzance, Cornwall, Oil Paintings, Mother and Child, British artists, Cornish artists, figurative paintings, figurative artists, figurative art, figurative artworks, expressionism, expressionist paintings, expressionist art, colourists, colour, Cornish galleries, Circa 21 Gallery, Myrtle Woodcraft, 2016, Tate Gallery, Newlyn Art Gallery, Interior Design, Female Figures in Interiors, Female Figures in Exteriors, Line Drawings, Summer 2016, Art Exhibitions
Artist: James Lee
James Lee, Artist, Norbu Art Studio, Penzance, Cornwall, Oil Paintings, Mother and Child, British artists, Cornish artists, figurative paintings, figurative artists, figurative art, figurative artworks, expressionism, expressionist paintings, expressionist art, colourists, colour, Cornish galleries, Circa 21 Gallery, Myrtle Woodcraft, 2016, Tate Gallery, Newlyn Art Gallery, Interior Design, Female Figures in Interiors, Female Figures in Exteriors, Line Drawings, Summer 2016, Art Exhibitions
Artist: James Lee
Artist: Alan Madsen
Girl standing 550x400mm
Artist: Lee Stevenson
Artist: Gazelle
A head in Cornwall
Artist: Frankie Webb
drawing of a person's profile
Artist: Frankie Webb
Artist: Colin Cude
drawing of a head
Artist: Frankie Webb
Artist: Gazelle
Artist: Gazelle
mermaid and net
Artist: Clive Daniels
female nude in Cornwall
Artist: Tom Brooke
life drawing class Penzance Cornwall
Artist: Angela Stead
Artist: Alan Madsen