Although I’ve been drawing for many years now, Drawing 101 proved to be one of the most difficult courses I’ve yet to take. It forced me to reconsider technique, balance, and boundaries in artistic practice. The hardest part of the class was restraining myself to the constraints of the project at hand; for instance, here you see me only sketching the outlines of an object, or filling in shadows as blocks of color, not gradients of shade. Rather than limiting me, these exercises were an illumination of the importance of efficiency, minimalism, and structure. These works exemplify a few of my drawing processes and developments.