Tuesday and Thursday evenings we worked on "simulated texture" drawings. Students had the option to draw a texture study or fill a silhouetted shape with a texture that is different from the original or what you might expect. The first option, texture study, is to be within a 4 x 6 in. rectangular format, drawn in graphite. The composition should be "continuous field". In other words, the image goes off all four sides of the composition. The focus is on the texture; there should be no definition of the shape or form the texture is derived from. The entire image is a rectangle of the texture. The second option, the silhouetted shape composition, is inspired by the artist Rene Magritte. Compositions should consist of a central shape filled with a texture other than its original or natural texture. The background should consist of a second texture contrasting the one within the silhouette. In the drawing above, an egg shape is filled with snake skin texture. Drawing by Chris Clark.