Personal Still Life

Set up a personal still life with at least 5 objects. Arrange the items on a surface and create a drawing that includes all of the objects. Divide a sheet of newsprint into four quarters with a straight edge and soft pencil or charcoal. Number the cells 1-4. Using vine or willow charcoal, draw a gesture in each cell adhering to the following time constraints:


  • Complete 30 second gestures in cells 1-4

  • Rework cells 2-4 for 30 seconds

  • Rework cells 3 and 4 for 60 seconds

  • Continue in cell 4 for an additional 60 seconds