Everyone had their own potato to befriend which was placed on a piece of white paper.
As the morning progressed, we experimented with the graphite sticks, for example;
using like a pencil
using the side to make broader marks
blending with fingers & kitchen towel
creating dust to "paint" areas
We also looked at using a putty rubber for lifting out sections and and eraser to clean areas.
Lastly, some of the group considered composition. (This is when the magic corners come out.)
The results follow - brilliant work everyone!
I love the movement in Monica's drawing. The soft, overlapping areas of the potato and its shadows and the expressive lines depicting the edges of the paper and table give the finished work a wonderful energy.
"F" on a pencil means it can be sharpened to a fine point.
"2HB" is I think, an American way of grading pencils.