The life-drawing session I attend has returned from an extended hiatus over the holidays. The people organizing models needed a break and it took a while to get going again. But now it’s back.

I missed these drawing sessions a lot. Having one night a week where I get to turn off my brain and draw is relaxing and restorative. I was worried that these sessions might not pick up again. There aren’t a lot of options in Tacoma. I found an online resource for artist’s photographic references and bought a few sets of poses in case I needed some reference material.

What a strange thing. There are lots of photos of naked people on the internet, but these photos aren’t for that. Art model reference photos are all well lit, set in a white room, and are deeply un-erotic. They’re almost clinical. And now this site sends me marketing emails with photos of naked people I might like to buy.