The first task was to draw around the outline of my body and to try and communicate how my body felt and the emotions I was feeling at the time. I used the side of the charcoal to create ‘shadowy’ spaces within the body shape focused more on the chest area.
Using a long bamboo stick with either a paintbrush dipped ink or a stick of charcoal taped to the end we had 40 minutes to create a life drawing on a large piece of paper. I think I was too hesitant to create bold brush strokes making the image look very unfinished. For example with the face you can only see the faint charcoal lines making the head look very unproportionable. The reoccurring issue with my life drawing and going into my other practices as well is the fact that I am too anxious to take that first step to create an impactful piece meaning that they always seem stiff and timid.