So at the start of this year, I decided to find a local life drawing group. I did find a couple of them but they were in the mornings. I have a day job, so it would not be possible to attend the weekday one, the other is on Saturdays, which is often busy. So… I decided to start my own group. The Thousand Oaks Figure Artist Guild was born. We started out at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery and have settled into Studio 316 on Thousand Oaks Blvd. Sometimes we start with short warm-up poses, and move into a single long pose for the night… other times we have some 25 minute poses and change up things. Painting and drawing both. Last week I took in my laptop and decided to draw with my Wacom digital drawing tablet. It was interesting. Above are some examples of the sketches and paintings I have done over the past months, including one digital painting. If you are in the area, feel free to join us on a Thursday night. Go to our Meetup website to get more details.