Sorry for not posting for a long long time.I just finished a 3 week intensive course in painting at MASSART. I always wanted to do it as I don't have any formal training in painting. We were 10 people for this 6 credit course and we had a great instructor. I am full of ideas and my actual work begins now. We are allowed to use the studios for a month even after the classes are over.
I have done some new things in the class. One is blind contours. You look at thhe model/object you want to draw but not on the paper and almost meditatively you draw the lines of the shape you see without lifting the pencil/charcoal. It really helps loosen up. We did one minute drawings of the model with broad chrcoal lines called gesture drawing to capture the pose or form as fast as possible. Also for the first time I became aware of negative space around the subject and have started to see how it is important in architecture and designing furniture etc. when we did negative space drawings.
Sorry, no photos for now but will post them soon. Thanks and happy painting.