Sunday Life drawing. 30 minute poses.

I arrived a bit late so I missed the gesture drawings but I would say today was a generally successful session.

I felt like I'm having a hard time getting the full figure in a drawing; it seems like I'm better with 1/2, 3/4, or portraits. I think this might be because 1- the scale is a bit smaller than im used to; 2- charcoal doesn't lend itself well to smaller size and finer detail; and 3- I can crop out hands or feet. 

I did try a higher contrast subtractive drawing but wasn't happy with the results. I am still really enjoying the combination of charcoal and pencil work. 

The next session (Tuesday) will be and extended pose with two models. I think I might try to find a nice composition that croups out at least half the figure.