Each life drawing day starts off with usually 3 four minute warm up drawings. These are valuable, as I stress that they needn’t measure! Just trust their eye and go for it. This method builds up both the artist’s confidence and improves their decision making skills, as they don’t have time to over think the figure – Just get it down rapidly. This approach can lead to more lively and spontaneous pieces of art.
I then encouraged them to adopt this approach when drawing in public, whether on a beach, public space.