The second assignment we were given was to do a drawing of the shell that we received in the beginning of the class. We need to first very lightly sketch an outline of it, then create cross contour lines that will create the actual outline. The drawing needs to be done on stonehenge paper.
In order to practice doing these things, we spent both days in class doing more gesture drawings on models. We had a lecture where we learned the muscles in the stomach so that we knew how to create them on the mannequins, and then we spent the rest of the first class going gesture drawings. The second day, we were instructed to attach a long pencil onto our drawing pencil so that we would learned the correct position to hold it, and to stand as far back as we can and draw as lightly as we possibly could when doing the gesture drawings. This was very hard at first, but it got easier the more I did it.
Then, at the end of class we did a long pose for an hour and a half where we used the technique of lightly outlining the figure then using cross contour lines to create the actual outline. It was actually fun to do, but extremely time consuming.