I Danny Gregory does a lots of small drawings on a page, they somehow unite to form a greater, more glorious whole, like the voices in a choir. Each individual drawing may not shine by itself, but when it's placed alongside another, equally imperfect pal, they all work together.
Assignment: With this exercise, we're just going to go around your home or school, drawing the equivalent of little Instagram snapshots of different corners. If you have a frame, just hold it up until you find some random composition and copy it down into a square on your page. It doesn’t matter if objects are cut off or hard to identify. In fact, the more abstracted the slice of life you depict, the easier it may prove to draw. Keep going until you fill up the page. Feel free to take your time with this exercise.
Assignment: Now we’re going to tackle our most ambitious drawing, a view of a whole room or a complex landscape. But don’t be intimidated, it’s just the next logical step in what we’ve done already. Plan on spending a while on this drawing so you can really take your time and break it down.
Start by doing some overall measurements and laying down some marks on your page to orient yourself. Look for the biggest shapes, then the ones alongside them. Break them down into further components. Look for the smallest details last.
Use all of the tools we’ve discussed already: the ABCS, measurements, negative space, contours, etc. to orient yourself and record what you see.
Assignment: Let’s go back to where we started and see how far we’ve come. Do another drawing of your hand but apply all of the lessons we’ve learned. Now, look at it alongside your first drawing. How do your hands compare?