Due to 1 cancellation (the blizzard of '08) and 1 cancellation (the model didn't show), we had a 4 hour session today to make up. I thought I would be the only one there at 9 am on a Saturday morning but I was wrong (and I was 15 minutes late!!! haha).
There were 7 of us drawing Dave. He was a trooper - hardly moved at all, and didn't go to sleep, either :)
We had enough time to do a good sketch (or a bad one), move around and get another position and do another, and move once again for another viewpoint.
The first one was done with charcoal pencils, mostly a #4B medium soft.
The second one was done with graphite pencils, mostly a #3B.
The third was done with pastels, from yellow to orange to brown with some added blue and black.
Everyone who lasted the 4 hours (6 of us) said we enjoyed having the longer session.
This will be the last open figure session for me for a while - I will miss a few because of traveling in April and May.