Last week I finished out my online advanced drawing course, and this week I began a new course on figure painting. The first half of the course focuses on design ideas particular to painting, as different from drawing. First up, vine charcoal for reducing the figure to a pattern of light and shadow, cast shadow vs core shadow, then pulling bounced light. A lot larger scale, a singular focus for a longer set, and lots of new learning curve to grapple with. Arty Fun!