Today I went to our state art museum to see an exhibit of Rembrandt etchings. If you're studying and thinking about the human figure, a peek or two at how Rembrandt drew them is certainly a peek in the right direction. His use of hatching to create tone is, of course, masterful. I tried to follow his lines as best I could, though my pen nib was much wider than the tool he used. These etchings were tiny, tiny--some as small as 1" x 2".
Looking at my People sketchbook for April (see Photo Album at left), I note a dearth of color. Will try to address that today and this weekend.