The first day's challenge: How much information can you get on the page in one minute? No time to stress the details, so keep it simple. Pick your viewing angle, focus on shape, add values, and then just a hint of the pattern or lettering. Here are a just a few examples:
Anna's finesse with both pencil and marker are evident in the portrayal of her boyfriend. Clad in a hospital gown, a comical sense of his defiance fills the page. What follows illustrates his vulnerability - in a more graphic play with negative space.
The streets of New York are filled with funny, stylish, and often captivating subjects. Whether hawking their wares, lounging in the park, or riding the subway, a replication of these transient life-forms builds speed and also tests self-esteem. Take too long and your latest victim may catch wind of your scrawls. Here Lauren fearlessly takes to the streets and Jesse warms up with a book of stock photos.
Mina wields her brush with super hero power. Or it would seem. This summer brought with it a more thoughtful process Too much red? quite possibly - a carry over from her previous work. Yet now within a blur of more muted brush strokes and newly mixed color, Mina begins to delve beneath the surface, and negative space is cast as a placid foil to her gravity-defying jabs of boldness.