It's hard to express the newfound gratitude you find for life drawing once you're out of art school. I've done my fair share of "art-stalking" commuters on the train and creepily sketching people in coffee shops. I've developed all kinds of ridiculous strategies for drawing people who don't know they're being drawn. That being said, it is soooo nice to have someone just stand STILL for you. And not be self conscious or freaked out about being observed or drawn. I'll be doing a whole bunch of life drawing this summer and I'm very happy to be back. Art school mode is a lovely mode.
Noelle Raffaele - artist