Intro to Straight Line Block-In

This is the exercise I give my students:
Set up a brown paper bag, crumpled and twisted gently. Include a single egg. Draw only STRAIGHT LINES and NO SHADING. Work small, just 4-5 inches across per drawing, and put in mainly just the longest, most major lines and only a few secondary lines – just until it starts looking like the shape and gesture of the bag.

Spend no more than 30 minutes on a drawing. Then turn the bag and move the egg to make a new composition and start another drawing.
I am working large with heavy, dark lines so the camera can record the drawing. You should work SMALL and with VERY LIGHT LINES
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