I recently discovered a channel on YouTube called the Croquis Cafe. It is a weekly figure drawing session lasting about 20 minutes. I’m so excited to find a way to do figure drawing from a nearly-live model that doesn’t involve trekking across town.
Sure, I could draw from photos, but the video of a person trying to hold still provides a very similar challenge to drawing from life. Certainly, I would prefer to be in-person, but this is a fantastic substitute.