Life drawing in Craigie with Ray Bian



Here is some information about  life drawing sessions in Craigie on Thursdays from Ray Bian. Wow this guy can draw!

My name is Rui Zhi(Ray)Bian.I run life model sessions on every week Thursday, from 10am to 1pm .
The session is located in Craigie my private studio. I welcome newcomer to join my group sessions, but they need to make a booking for a place via my email or mobile; 0408600205.  New models are also welcome to contact
me, for modelling opportunities for my Thursday sessions.
Email is

Thanks Ray


100’s of Drawings!


Well I’ve done it. There are new recent drawings and 7 Archives of past drawings going back to 2005. There are about 60 in each archive so it would take a very dedicated viewer to go through the lot. There are some landscapes and other works to come.

Interesting for me to see how much more vigorous and daring my drawing was back then. Getting older. Also interesting that there nearly all of the works would have taken 20 minutes or less to make. Any longer and they get constipated!

Many are  already sold, but if you would like one, cut and paste it onto an email and I will search it out. $150 each or two for $250.

Upgrade challenge ahead!


Hello everyone, firstly thanks so much for interest in my site and its information. I am glad that it is useful in promoting life drawing in and around Perth. You may notice a fair bit of activity on my gallery pages as I am about to modify the viewing process in order to give you more information and details about my drawings. I’ve been putting it off for too long. So here goes, as I grapple with the wonders of WordPress and a bit of coaching from my sone Michael.

Bali Boom Boom!


Back from Bali after being volcanically challenged, so it was an extra Art  visit plus plus this time. Strange grey days and lots of upset about getting back. Thanks to having our own accommodation we were OK.

Next visit for Artists to Bali is in September and is being organised by Shirley Winstanley. Great to have her expertise on board, her paintings are so inspiring.If you would like to join her in our beautiful studio at Pondok Saraswati take a look at the Bali Bound page on this website or

For further information, contact Shirley on




Off to Bali this afternoon, this time to co facilitate The Elders Way, a program that my friend Wes Carter and I have been running for many years in Bali. Some of you artists out there might not know that  my day job is working with men, through The Menswork Project. Wonderful engaging work.

Wont be around for a few weeks but if you are inquiring about the next July Art trip to Pondok Saraswati in Ubud, please look further into the site or contact me

Different day!


Longtime Perth male model Travis kindly emailed me to inform that he is getting some new tatts on his chest. He knows I’m not a fan of tatts for life drawing models, but offered up his body for a last untattered glimpse before the inky pen strikes. He is one really good model and assures me that he has the right make up that covers tatts if required. We had a great, different, and absorbing day getting some drawing done.

So here he is. I am using a new developing technique of Chrome Board, that resists pastels but is great to cut into with a kneadable rubber for highlights. Moody drawings coming up. P1140982


Just back!


Back last Thursday from a great session in Bali, organised by my friend Shirley Winstanley. She sure knows how to get the most out of an Art trip! We were non stop Arting for 9 days. Exhausted and satisfied all at once.

Promise to put up some of the drawing results next week.

New July dates just published on this site if you want to join us.