JENNY HOLDING A SEA LION SKULL
This is my third instructor, Jenny Keller. She will be teaching FIELD SKETCHING!!! I'm very excited about this. It's been a long time since I've drawn from life, and I'm definitely out of practice.
Today we had to do a blind contour drawing and a negative space drawing. Blind contour drawing is an exercise to develop hand-eye communication. Basically, you draw your subject's outline without looking at the paper while you draw.
A negative space drawing is also a type of contour drawing where you draw only the areas surrounding the subject instead of information in the subject itself. This is an exercise to help you "see" the subject and draw what is actually there instead of drawing what you think "ought" to be there.