I spent the weekend in my studio attending a small figure drawing class taught by my sister, Suzanne Northcott. It was very fun and very challenging. I came away knowing that I would be a better artist if I did more figure drawing.
We did mostly short poses- one minute to 20 minutes. I found I did a better job if I went no more than 10 minutes.- less time to fiddle, which is quite a trap for me. The method we used mostly was drawing with india ink and a broken stick. A great way to loosen up, as you don't have a lot of control over the drips and nothing can be erased.
Thanks to everyone that attended the class and thanks especially to Suz, who is an amazing teacher.