We worked from high contrast self portrait photos. The process involved looking at the photo whilst it was upside down throughout the whole drawing - which meant we avoided identifying individual features of the face and concentrated on just drawing patches of dark tone. It was an exercise in drawing what we see rather than what we know - for example, in many cases the face had only one eye..... Subsequent drawings were in just flat black and white shapes, and turning a couple of collaged photos on their side and drawing them as landscape forms.
This group meets weekly during Autumn and Spring terms for informal but structured sessions to explore drawing.
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