Definition of life drawing in English:

life drawing


mass noun
  • 1The activity or skill of drawing live, typically nude, models.

    ‘she studied life drawing at the Camden Arts Centre’
    as modifier ‘a life drawing class’
    • ‘According to the investigation, professional life drawing models have seen their business shrinking in the past three years.’
    • ‘Together with the study of classical sculpture, life drawing became an essential part of artistic education.’
    • ‘Her favourite art forms are sculpting and life drawing.’
    • ‘Art is confined to art colleges, with life drawing virtually redundant.’
    • ‘At his studio in Picardy Place he ran a private art school, where he offered students additional life drawing.’
    1. 1.1count noun A drawing of a live, typically nude, model.
      ‘I have some life drawings I did last year’
      • ‘However, they were forced to admit that his life drawings of his brother were surprisingly distinguished.’
      • ‘She opened an exhibition of life drawings by women artists at the Appleloft Gallery, Co Sligo.’
      • ‘Here is a life drawing I did last year.’
      • ‘I got the idea from doing a nude pastel from a life drawing which is in my gallery at the moment.’
      • ‘He abandoned painting in favour of sculpture in 1932, though he continued to produce watercolour landscapes and countless life drawings.’