These figure drawings were all done in Arcata, CA since September 2013. Being part of a figure drawing group with Joyce Jonte, a local artist, has been both encouraging and productive. We only draw women models (so far); these drawings are all ink on paper, and are drawn in between 15-20 minutes each. I generally only draw men when I'm drawing from my head. I use different hardnesses of pencil to find where the form feels "right", instead of observing from a model. Practicing invention helps my observational drawing skills and allows me to quickly and confidently lay down lines.