I’ve got very limited web access out here, so I hope you’re browsing the blog archives for old posts that engage you. Beginning class, I recommend looking over any that discuss seeing in layers. If you can’t find any, try looking for images which display obvious light, middle and dark values. Here are a few from Haida Gwaii. You may want to try one in monochrome first.
Identify the major shapes.
Make a simple outline drawing of those shapes.
Block in the first layer for each shape (lights).
Then the middle values.
Then the darks.
Intermediate class, you can be the first to interpret these images. Two of the three look to me like great candidates for being carefree in the early stages. Pay attention to the edges.
See you all soon.