Learned more than that.

It was “expressive figure drawing,” and that’s what we spent the bulk of the 8 or so hours on. But just at the end, the teacher said that she would quick show us how to handle faces, and she did this thing, with watercolor and pastels, and in 20 minutes had a face. I swear, some of this stuff is alchemy.

So I tried it myself.

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Watercolor, pastels, charcoal. I can’t take it any farther, really, because the paper is giving out. But it was encouraging, to say the last. And spooky, like developing a print from a negative and watching the image appear on a piece of paper in your hands. Like magic.

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