Well, I stopped by Starbucks on my way to the open figure session today - first time I've been able to attend since the new sessions began April 5th. Thought I had plenty of time to maybe set up and get some warm-ups done before anyone else got there. I walked into the room and there were 1/2 dozen artists all set up and drawing and the model was posed!
Since there was only 1 person I recognized from any of the previous sessions (thanks, Kurt!), I went over and whispered, "Why is everyone here so early?" He then told me we start at 9 am now - not 10 am!
Oh, well! I chose an open seat and easel and got to work quick!
Graphite and then some charcoal. And I didn't do any measuring, just sight drawing everything. I really liked the pose he was in - we had a fill-in moderator today (Constance) who also teaches some of the foundational drawing classes. I thought she had posed and backlit him well (even if my seat was positioned in such a way that I was looking into the light).
I'll remember next week to get up and out of the house earlier :) but I'm not giving up my stop for Starbucks!