I’ve been working on some full figure drawings in class lately. The assignment is to find the shapes of the figure and compile all those shapes to make a full figure. We’re not supposed to think about an arm or a torso; we’re supposed to think about the shape that makes up those body parts. It’s been a struggle, and I’m now on my fifth of these drawings, but I feel like each one is more successful than the last. I’m not struggling as much to “see” the shapes. My brain is just automatically finding them now. It’s a really interesting process.