I think, at least, I've tried to begin to tackle value. The first art skill inventory figure drawing, which is all line, is pretty much the only way I would draw figures. All very flat, and black and white. This year within class I've began to experiment, (long overdue), with both the use of color and value to create form with the figures. I'm not there yet, but I'm glad I am no longer afraid to try and I would like to continue to practice throughout the summer and going into the next year.
As for what need's to be improved, I'd really like to continue to practice and practice and by doing so try to better understand composition and try to be better about including the entire form by doing better planning, or when I crop, using cropping intentionally to make the form to make it more interesting,.
As I move forward with my own work next year, I want to remember what I've learned about mark in both my Old Master's and landscape projects. I don't think I always reflected what I learned about mark in my in class figure drawing but in both my figure studies and my own body of work I would love to pay special attention to mark and line.
I am excited for next year.