Focusing on fauna I studied a bee...
and documented the process.
In the beginning of class I did small studies of different areas
of a bee's body. I tried to choose parts with different textures.
(left) bee eye, (top right) wing, (bottom) leg
What now appears to be a very abstract pencil drawing is actually
where the bee's wing connects to the body.
I used a piece of white paper with a square cut out of it
to frame a small portion of the photograph. Then I focused on
drawing what was inside the frame.
Did you notice I did not post about class 2?? I was getting over
a horrible cold and missed it. Hopefully I will have some time to
make it up in an open studio class, a time when artists can
drop in, use the materials and create art.