The still life we worked from comprised of apples. [Those observant folk amongst you will spot a similarity to last week's subject.] The still life was drawn at the top of the paper allowing plenty of "empty" space below it. Where necessary, a horizontal line was added to enable the paper to be divided into two. [see first image below]
The "empty" space could then be filled either by drawing or adding images cut from a magazine. As the session progressed everyone went their own way from this starting point.
The results demonstrate how an "empty" space, once filled can have a huge impact on the original drawing. I say "empty" rather than empty because these spaces can be as important as the drawing itself. A space in a composition brings its own narrative to the work. more on this next week...
Lots of learning took place. The experimental work is below - some with surprising results.