For my first painting class, the instructor (fabulous Bonny), recommended that I pick out a reference photo to work from. She had a folder of photos that she'd selected because she thought they were "do-able" for a beginner. I picked this Wolf Kahn.
And this is the progress I made this morning. She likes you to do all the steps in her studio so she can help you through the steps... So this one won't be updated/completed for a while. But I can hardly wait to apply what I did today to my own reference photos!
There are more life drawings at Flickr. This week the model was all about having a twist in the torso.