9 by 12 graphite on paper
This sketch was from my life drawing class last Saturday. Its a twenty minute sitting so you have to really work fast and try to get the big shapes blocked in, then go back over refining and putting in the shadows and deeper values. It really trains your eye to see quickly the shape and form of things. I encourage you to attend one of these sessions in your city. Usually the art groups will have one or the colleges will know who is having a life drawing session. Even if your not interested in figures, you may really enjoy drawing from a model.