After a six month drought, I finally found another figure drawing class that had the right setup for me. I still feel like I’m shaking off the rust, and I’m trying to get used to the different posing times. The Gaijin class had short poses the first hour, that got progressively longer, and then three 20 minute poses for the last hour. This class is a little more loose with the times, with some of the final poses lasting an entire hour. The Nupastels I bought seemed to go down onto the paper like loose dirt, so I switched back to the Conte sticks.