Laura Grimes
269,034 glops
Female from United States born on April 18th member since Nov. 29, 2011 4,400 sketches uploaded 785 fans website http://laurajeannegrimes.com  
27,904 profile views   SketchClub Patron
I'm a Baby Boomer. A mom. I teach yoga and exercise classes for the senior adult. Long walks with the dog. A husband two grown sons. And the dog! The place is a wreck. My tombstone will not read, "She kept a clean house."

I'm one of the few people here on Sketch Club who actually just, well, sketches. I love to draw! I consider myself a journeyman draftsman with occasional flashes of brilliance. In particular, I deeply love to draw the human body. I go to life drawing at least once a week, and I wish I went more. Unfortunately, most of the studios allow oils, solvents, etc., and I have asthma. That's why I run one studio a week that is "chem-free." Alas, in our American culture -- both hyper-sexualized and puritanical, all at the same time -- the artistic study of the nude is still somewhat shocking. America is the place where you will hear a parent say, "I let my child see THAT R-rated movie, because it was only rated R for violence." And, no one says, "You are crazy!!!!"

And, this is like spitting in the wind, but, here is the disclaimer:

"Any and all artwork or submissions on this page are the exclusive property of the artist & are protected by United States and International Copyright laws. You may not download from this website any images/graphics without prior written consent from Laura Grimes. Any unauthorized use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, re-publication or display of any or all artwork and/or graphic imagery found on this page is strictly prohibited and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If seen on a Master Page within this site, all the afore stated terms and laws protect that said art."

Some of my figure sketches get flagged for nudity. If you wish to see all the pieces I post from my life drawing sessions, you will need to go to your profile, click on "Edit your profile info." Scroll down to Preferences. Check "Show all sketches." Sometimes, I will go ahead and mark one of my life drawings "Mature" myself, when it is one that I know some parents would object to. Unfortunately, when I do, most of the SC Community never sees that particular sketch. Quite a few of my figure drawings don't even make it into the feed of people who have fanned me. You can also visit the Figure Drawing Group page to see the works marked Mature: http://app.sketchclub.com/group/figure-drawing

Poinsettia by Laura Grimes 2   21   11 Dec. 15, 2017
Christmas Card by Laura Grimes 1   13   8 Dec. 15, 2017
15 minutes by Laura Grimes 15   6 Dec. 12, 2017
2 minutes by Laura Grimes 8   3 Dec. 12, 2017
Yelena by Laura Grimes 13   6 Dec. 12, 2017
Turban by Laura Grimes 3   15   10 Dec. 12, 2017
18 minutes at the coffee shop by Laura Grimes 14   6 Dec. 9, 2017
20 minutes at the coffee shop by Laura Grimes 12   6 Dec. 9, 2017
At the coffee shop, revised version by Laura Grimes 1   15   10 Dec. 7, 2017

The Pier by Laura Grimes 24   262   138 Jan. 8, 2013
My Mother, age 18 by Laura Grimes 40   222   123 May 11, 2013
MONA MOG by Laura Grimes 22   174   102 June 20, 2013
WILL YOU STILL NEED ME? by Laura Grimes 29   148   109 Feb. 6, 2014
A Year at the Coffee Shop by Laura Grimes 37   127   113 Dec. 28, 2015
EYE OF AN ADVENTUROUS GENTLEMAN by Laura Grimes 16   161   112 Feb. 26, 2014
ERIN, LOST IN THOUGHT by Laura Grimes 19   140   90 March 24, 2014
"Just Ten More Minutes" by Laura Grimes 10   153   83 Nov. 22, 2012
The Dream I Dreamt by Laura Grimes 15   135   62 Aug. 13, 2013
Yeleyna (Lena) by Laura Grimes 12   126   75 Feb. 6, 2013

Have any questions or problems? Check out the online help and forums!