The first exercise involves looking at a photograph of a person for a few minutes and taking in as much info in one’s memory, then drawing it on paper, as one remembers it. It should include the form and the shading. Though there was no time limit given for this drawing, the person drawing is limited by how much he remembers. I must admit, there were elements which i had “assumed” which did not necessary exist in the original photo. It is like going on “auto mode, just to be able to complete the picture.
Comparing the 2 drawings: