Figure drawing is foundation bread and butter. No matter how skilled you are, this be hallowed ground -- tread and retread often. The way is well-worn by the footfalls of its many faithful.
You go through reams of paper learning this stuff which, I think, is by design -- can't be too precious with each iteration: the objective is the skill, not the Mona Lisa. At least, that was my takeaway.
But, every now and then, a sketch or two rises from the reams that pleases even me. Here were a few surprises from Art Center (maybe even pre-Art Center, I can't remember). I like these. I don't know why.
media: charcoal, ink, watercolor.