I am just curious as to what is it that makes artists love figure drawing and painting so much?
I hear all the time “I miss life drawing so much” and other thoughts along those lines.
I remember as a student that drawing from life was often an emotional experience - and I recall conversations with fellow students / artists who would say that life drawing nearly brought them to tears. I find doing master copies (traditionally) to be similarly moving. This sounds corny to a degree, I admit, but certainly life drawing and painting is a moving experience, and I’m curious as to others’ thoughts as to why this is.
I personally don’t have the same experience when drawing or painting digitally, although I enjoy digital painting because of the amount of detail that I am able to get, and the degree of refinement that it affords.
Looking forward to hearing others’ thoughts.
And by the way - if you really love it, don’t just talk about it, do it, here: