When it comes to life drawing, the phrase 'practice makes perfect' definitely applies. After a lengthy 3 week break from life drawing I knew last night would be a struggle. Our model was once again Tom, a Chinese man with long flowing silver hair. We had a new tutor who instructed Tom to create the most obscure twists and poses on top of a small box! Each one was (painfully) held for about 10 minutes which was really challenging to capture so quickly. I suppose the advantage of such strange poses means that your eye really has to work hard at translating what you can actually see. In say a normal standing pose, the brain can already judge placement and proportions so a lot of work unfortunately ends up becoming from memory. The tutor did not really give any guidance but spoke sporadically of Italian chapels, limes and mythology!