For the first time in years, I went figure drawing a couple of days ago. I was excited to draw from life again, to flex the old muscles and take a break from the computer. My biggest influences in school in terms working from life were Jim McMullan and Steven Assael, and their teachings still resonate in my linework. Their respective approaches couldn't be more different, but I gleaned what I could from these two masters. Hopefully, I'll get to post a few drawings every week . . .