@leiladawn Day 23 of our 30 day January Challenge was a drawing class trick from Fran O’Neill. The purpose is to trick artists into describing surface and surroundings that have as much interest and presence as the stuff that’s sitting on and in front of it. The most common response to this kind of exercise is “how the heck do I draw a white wall?!?” In short, you find a way across it. Here are some of my favorite descriptive empty scenes: @email@example.com@barbdunshee@gretamusland@karldyerart@pamelafreemanstudio@wobblefincharts@firstname.lastname@example.org@gil_mendez_sf@wendy_lumsdaine@christianpincock@squirrelflower@amandaroseart@jenniferbarnett222Paula WKathryn Walton-ElliottEllen BorisonKaren BellKathy PaulRey DaoedBarb The urge to fill in empty space with an object instead of describing the surface or space itself is sometimes too much for artists to ignore, and there were quite a few drawings that had an object plopped in. Below is my favorite drawing as the artist posted it, and then with an edit from me, so we can see how strong and captivating the drawing is without it. Original drawing, artist’s name unknownDoctored in Photoshop by me This drawing was posted to Padlet without a name. If this is your drawing, please forgive me for altering your original. Contact me or post below so I can credit you, and so that I may send you a token of my appreciation for this beautiful drawing.