Our first day of elective was a learning experience. We started with blind contour drawings. We were not allowed to look down at out paper at all as we used line drawings to draw the person across from us (there ended up being a lot of noses right on top of eyeballs). Then, we learned the proportions of the head and tried to get more precise with our partner drawings (we could look down this time). After that, we practiced full body contour gesture drawings by watching a model pose for 3 minutes at a time.