Each year, my drawing instructor Andy Gerndt chooses the best works from the students in his three anatomy drawing classes for an exhibition in the lobby of the School of Visual Arts’ 133 West 21st Street building. Out of the six drawings that I had completed for his class, all six were in the show (which featured upwards of 90 works in total). Out of those six, five were up on the front wall. I’m so proud of all that I’ve achieved in his class, and even if I don’t go on to do very much “realistic” drawing in future, or perhaps because I suspect I won’t, I value all of the time that I’ve spent on these works proving to myself that I could really do it.
Apologies for the strange and inconsistent colour balance; the lighting was not the best!