Adventures in Los Angeles Figure Drawing (and Modeling)
“When I first moved to LA, I was looking for odd jobs all over the place. I made a list of all my skills and tried to figure out how to turn that list into cash. One thing that I considered was being a figure drawing model; I’m quite comfortable in my own skin, and fairly good at sitting still for long periods of time. I scoured the internet, but many of the links I found were broken, or sent me to outdated sites or phone number that were no longer listed. Eventually I gave up.
“But then I found Dr. Sketchy’s! Despite a severe lack of drawing skills, I began attending with a friend just for fun. It was a great, no-pressure environment. And lo and behold, a year later I found myself modeling for them – and having a great time! Now I work regularly for them (doing everything, not just modeling) and it’s great gig. Anyone who’s interested in being drawn should check out their local branch, or, if you’re in Los Angeles, shoot us an e-mail! http://www.drsketchyla.com
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