Monday students began the "Jungle" project. This projects involves creating a continuous composition in that the image touches all sides of the paper. The primary objective is to develop an image with strong light and dark rhythms while addressing the textural qualities of the subjects. The student drawing above is a perfect example of the project. The placement of the feather and thistles thrusts the "eye" in a circular motion around the composition while the repetition of forms pushes the "viewer's attention diagonally across the composition as well as from foreground to background. Furthermore the textural and tonal qualities of the drawing are rich and bold.