Week 2 of 'Develop Your Drawing at City Lit was on observation - particularly line and proportional measuring based on the still life below. We started with some warm-up exercises - drawing with a continuous line with charcoal not looking at the paper ( above)
This was followed by using the side of a piece of charcoal to make broad marks and then using your non-dominant hand . The same piece of A1 paper was used, the previous drawing just being rubbed out with a cloth, I like the ghostly marks remaining .
Then concentrating on doing it 'properly' with measuring, lots of rubbing out and moving objects around - I'm not sure that light is right even now, nor the teapot spout but a big improvement on how it started . Coffee and a Portuguese custard tart helped.
There was also a lot of waltzing with easels - turning them round to the centre so you could see everyone's progress.