the ghosting technique is extremely helpful in helping the student find their subject. note melissa’s early drawing and then were it is an hour and a half later.
technique: ghost drawing–repetitive gestures, wiping image away after each gesture and then comparing residual image to actual object and making adjustments with each gesture. this process is repeated about 10 times until the student finds their subject. they then begin erasing high lighted areas working their erasure strokes in a cross contour fashion. not only is it fun, but the students are usually able to capture the feel of their subject.
couple of problems i am running into with these explorations are 1) too much outlining 2) too many closed forms (which still goes back to the problem with outlining) versus open (think geometry). need to work on communicating this idea of closed/open shapes…0