I like the idea of honesty.
We have gesture drawing classes frequently at work, and I do my best to make it when I can because I feel like it keeps me honest and fresh in my drawing. Below you'll see almost every drawing I did on Wednesday at the most recent session.
Sometimes I like to draw big--on the newsprint or whatever--but often I'm torn, because I also like to keep my drawings bound so I can reference them later. All these drawings were done in medium sized sketchbooks with 0.5mm Uniball Roller pens (a personal favorite). The tone is a Dixon Ticonderoga Carbon Black Lumber Crayon, which I added after class. You know, for kicks.
I want to post more on sketchbooking later, so expect a post from me again soon. There will be prizes (because I love giving things away), so drop a line and say hello.
Class starts with one minute warm-ups.
After I killed an ancient spiral-bound sketchbook from 2008 (finally!), I switched to my recently handmade Lucky Charms book.
Then we do a bunch of two minute poses.
We soon grow weary of this, and switch back to one minute poses to end class.
An impromptu dance party ensues.
Class wraps up after the dance party dies down (this takes awhile). Then I get to go back to my office and draw some more.