Carlos - thankee
Listing - thanks. unfortunately the lighting in the places i draw sucks. and every time i try to make it interesting everyone else in the group starts bitching me out. But i do need to try a new pallet. You'll see a drastic change in my next update (toward the end of the weekend).
bhanu - i recommend you get some good paper and some nice, BIG (size 10, 16, 20) natural hair brushes and continue experimenting. when laying in color start with the lights and gradually progress to darker colors. Play around and see what the water and the colors do. it takes a lifetime to "master" watercolor. It's a real bitch.
David - you know of the ASL and Salamagundi already. I moderate the Jazz Sketch Sessions at the Society of Illustrators on Tuesdays and third Thursdays. And i head out to Haven Arts Gallery in the Bronx on other Thursdays (they have free figure drawing every Thursday). and then theres the Dr. Sketchy's in Brooklyn. I've never been to one, but i know Molly (who runs it) and she gets the same models we have at the SoI.
small Digi update. This is for the illustration i started in between round 1 and 2 of Last Man Standing. Snuck in a quick greyscale sketch at work and worked a little more at home throughout the week. It's still a WIP. eventually i'll blow it up and do it traditionally.