Sometimes in drawing it is all about what you leave out, instead of what you choose to include. This star piñata was hanging as outdoors decoration in a San Antonio Restaurant. It sure made the ambience festive. I wanted to capture it in a very gestural drawing, trying to keep the fun light tone of the object. I didn't want it to be heavy-handed, so I was careful to describe many parts with negative white space. Many times our drawing can be appear stuffy because we are too meticulous in describing heavy outlines that "imprison" the image.