Encouraged by others in the EDM group, I have started attending figure drawing sessions. I have a long way to go, but there are glimpses of hope. You can, at least, recognize a person!
The total session lasts three hours. We start with 2 minute drawings and end with one long pose that lasts about 35-40 minutes.
Also, there has been discussion about scanning graphite drawings. Finally I paid attention to the options on the screen before I scanned and voila! the drawings are darker, easier to see. I continue to learn. Thanks for discussing this topic.