2 hours ago
See, I didn’t come France with much : I took a lot of books — most of them are still waiting for me, chilling at the countryside 🍃 — and these old German ones about how to draw nudes. They are gifts from my stepgrandmother who was teaching art classes at the university back in the day. Family is so freaking weird. I barely knew her because my stepgrandfather met her lately, but we clicked so good so fast. She saw I really was interested in drawing and painting, so she showed me her atelier. I failed at containing my tears of joy, it looked like one of my multiple heavens. So I took care of bringing them with me in Montreal because there was no way I leave them behind me. I learned to be less material by coming to settle in another country so far from mine, but I still am for what I consider treasures to me. It doesn’t any economic value but in my heart it’s priceless. I love their retro drawing style, and of course : it’s about the nudes. I think you understood being naked is my favourite outfit even though I love getting dressed since I’m having fun, but still.
This drawing was a way to reconnect with that discipline and I would like to make one per day or two days, just to practice because I can only do basics for now so it takes more exercices. Thank you, lady-who-is-not-really-my-stepgrandmother-but-feels-like-one.