I would like to start a dialogue on how to successfully teach "the
figure" given that, I dare say, most of us can not bring nude models
into our classrooms (excluding the college arena).
We challenge kids with timed clothed poses, gesture, and contour
drawings, drawing the other students in gym classes, drawing manikins,
drawing from skeletons, you name it, we've tried it. I still feel that
their drawings lack a certain "fleshiness", if you know what I mean.