The February Jake Spicer life drawing class kicked things up a notch. We explored the negative space and the figure in the space around it as a whole.
The first exercise was drawing out only the negative space around the model in short (3' I think) poses.
I've again went with the charcoal as it gives me a soft, easy movement across the paper yet leaves a dark trace.
Putting the model in "a box" made me somewhat frustrated as my experience with interior/perspective is fleeting at best. Maybe this is why I enjoy figurative drawing so much more.
I was, however happy to take on the challenge. There's a special pleasure in discovering a new area where you can make a lot of progress.
I've ended the class with a classic figure drawing, however.