The first five-week-block of afternoon life drawing sessions at SGS have been fruitful indeed. These images are testament to the participant's focus and engagement with the subject. As we put our drawings together on the floor at the end of the final session to assess our output, we were all struck by the differing styles, moods and atmospheres of each drawing. Given that in this session the task was to complete a full tonal study in 2 hours and therefore the teaching process was quite systematical, the outcomes were surprisingly different.
Do it, don't think about it.
Strong evidence for arguing that artistic style is not something you do or affect, but rather something you have no control over and are better off not thinking about. One should draw, I believe, in the spirit with which you sign your name - just do it; don't think about it.
Your thoughts and comments on this and any other subject raised in this blog are most welcome - feel free.