This summer I took a class in figure drawing. I did find it valuable to draw a multitude of images from different poses by models; some good growth as an artist. Here are a few sketches/drawings:
Here is an ink wash sketch; this was something new, too . . . I haven't "drawn" quickly using a paint brush before. Usually when painting I am slower than with drawing. So this was a good experiment, to try going quickly.
For the drawing above and the two at top, we were given a long time to work on the drawings.
The man sitting on a stool was one of the few drawings made with a clothed model. Most were without clothes, for the purpose of learning how to draw human anatomy, and although my art interests are more for drawing clothed figures, as students we quickly got used to observing and drawing nude people (or maybe I should say I got used to it; many of the others had been doing figure drawing before).
One of the benefits of this class was to become more aware of details in human figures; this helped me in doing the final project-- a large picture with several people, and with some kind of narration context.
But my favorite thing about this class was being "required" to do nothing but draw for three hours twice a week!