They started with 1 minute gesture poses. Boy, that minute goes fast! I need to build some speed. I was unsure of myself when I started but as time went on and the poses became longer, I started to relax.
I was way out of my league as far as talent goes. There was about 12 people in the studio and all seemed like pros. I had a retired art teacher on my left, a sculptor from France on my right and a recent architecture grad with a minor in art in front of me working from a low art bench. I felt like a kindergartener playing with the high school kids. No one made me uncomfortable when walking by and looking at my sketches. I hope to improve the more I do it as time goes on. I had a really good time and look forward to the next one.
One minute gesture sketches: