I've been hosting open figure drawing sessions with model Joshua at the University of Memphis for the past two weeks, and I'm doing it for the next two weeks too. I mostly look at figure drawing as a form of practice--I've never really made this type of drawing central to my work, but I think it's really challenging and it helps me practice some skills (like patience) that I don't practice when I'm kicking ideas around in my sketchbook.
I've decided to revisit some of my figure drawings with a few of my sketchbook tools to see what happens. Right now I'm using watercolor pigments and hand sanitizer and getting some really crazy results:
I like the idea of approaching figure drawing with sanitizing alcohol as a medium. Not only does the sanitizer do some crazy things with the way the color can be layered, but it has a metaphorical resonance.
Now, if I could learn to make music by coughing into my elbow . . .