I´m not (too) afraid anymore. Last summer I attended summer art classes where Karl-Julius Mattas held hilarious croquis-sessions with two live models. It was one of those summer university events that gather a bunch of happy-looking ladies and the odd bearded biology teacher, but the teaching process was really outstanding. In fifteen seconds you don´t have time to think, you just draw. You forget about how you think something should look and see it how it actually is.
Like this. All these are 15 second croquis. This was really good therapy for me and my no. 0 tiny details brush. The main task during the three day art class was to make a color study in oil (not my medium, drying takes ages and preparing even to start painting at least half an hour. Not to mention the cleaning up and what to do with all that expensive paint that´s going to dry up if I don´t use it...) Three days. One painting. One pose. (The models must have gotten so bored of this pose). I will post the oil here as well but must be honest, there´s so much more life and motion to the croquis. No fight here on which one will end up in frames the day I get to it. But here we go: