Learn Polly Hammett's multifaceted design approach to help encourage your unique expression. Polly teaches a step-by-step method to analyze your composition before it is painted. Learn how to interact with models, contour draw, figure placement and its impact on the meaning of your painting, how to develop a background, how to manipulate dark and light patterns to achieve a strong visual statement, lifting lights, adding texture, exaggeration, distortion, the importance of transitions, and stamping. Polly shares insights on subjects integral to being an artist, including how to most benefit from critique groups. Polly's approach to design is applicable to any subject.