We’ve been following Amélie, a talented, 14-year-old student artist whose drawing has shown impressive skill. The last time she was asked to copy a sketch by Daumier. The point of that exercise was to shape the forms through the tonal value of the lines rather than outlining them with a fixed line. The idea was to develop the contours of the forms through the process of drawing.
This time she was asked to draw an object as part of a study of natural forms. The assignment let her find her own way without any instruction. She drew the skull and teeth from her grandfather’s collection of bones, and also a torn fern.