The Society of Illustrators does this wonderful thing called Jazz & Sketch every Tuesday and Thursday night. (It used to be just once a month; they expanded it by popular demand.) If you're in NYC and want to practice some life drawing, head on over. Here are the details. When I planned my trip to NYC in February, attending Jazz & Sketch was at the top of my list. These are two of my drawings from that night. (I worked on the first one some more after we came back to Oklahoma. I finished it one afternoon during a tornado warning, sitting against the toilet, next to my weather radio. Very Okie.)
Redhead, ink on paper, 2009. Click image to view larger.