Drawing in the Dark
At our last life drawing group, the model suggested we draw by candlelight. This didn’t work out all that well as we could barely see him, so we added one light. Still, I was sort of grumpy the whole time because I could barely see what I was doing, and I felt it wasn’t going well. Coincidentally, I had had the idea of pre-painting my paper in gouache that afternoon and working in charcoal and white conte crayon, which was perfect for this type of exercise.
What a surprise when I looked at my drawings a couple of days later and they weren’t as bad as I had remembered them.
Anyway, it’s a good exercise for looking at shadows.