Thursday was the first day of my advanced mark making and gesture drawing class. Considering the first day of class jitters I decided to draw a figure I know well (less stressful). My goal was just stay loose, stay loose, stay loose, draw instinctively, no plan, DON'T get stuck in details. Experiment with the materials - how many different looks can I achieve with a charcoal chunk, spray bottle and a push pin? Stay loose stay loose stay loose. Do not worry about details.
FYI-I used the push pin to mark on the paper by slightly tearing the paper, similar to engraving.
Happy dog VIII is my favorite.