I'm running a life drawing/painting group, and so I HAVE to show up every week. The fifth month in, I'm feeling more confident. What great practice, and what great fun it is!
Painting from a live model is exciting the way painting outdoors is- there is a strict time limit imposed, so you have to make clear, concise and quick decisions, focusing on what really matters.
We alternate weeks between shorter poses and one three hour pose. Here are some of the drawings and paintings I've been the most happy with, starting with a painting from last night: