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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I have been reading called George, Nicholas, and Wilhelm by Miranda Carter. It is about these three first cousins that were the rulers of England, Russia, and Germany leading up to the first world war. Reading about the tragic circumstances of Wilhelms birth and upbringing make one cringe with a mixture of disgust and empathy. His left arm was injured during the extensive labor which almost killed his mother. Up until the age of 10 he underwent medieval forms of therapy, from stretching on a rack, electrical shocks and "animal bath's" in which his arm was plunged into a freshly killed hare.
I took some liberties as the animal baths ended by age 2 and I doubt they were all conducted at once, but these truth's are stranger than fiction anyways.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Westerfield Mansion in San Francisco drawing the Gallery Girls, a group of terrific models who pose for artists, often in interesting costumes and with unique themes. Last night's theme was French Girls, so the music was a mix of French pop and classics dating back to the cabaret days of Paris. The Mansion has an interesting history and is maintained with antique furniture and decor, looking as if it were the late 1800's. There was a lively group of artists, several of them from other game studios all painting, drawing, and photographing our talented models. I highly recommend looking into future events if you are looking to improve your figure drawing skills and socialize with some other creative types.