I got a book recommended by Myrna Wacknov as another birthday present from my Sweetie. There are exercises in the book and I'm going to follow along, doing each set and see where it takes me.
I won't use the same photo each time as the model but I did all these from the same photo (which is how the exercise in the book looked).
These were done on my Aquabee sketchbook, front and back, with conte crayon (sanguine).
The exercises were to help us explore the body through the use of simple contour lines, and then define the mass and volume, and finally a pointillist version was done (I didn't have the patience to spend a lot of time making this one look good so just did a few dot dot dots with the conte).