So, a few weeks ago, I decided to get over this fear and jump in with both feet. I joined a weekly life drawing group (not instructional) and got my tools together and went for it. And you know what? It is FUN! I'm not very good yet, but I am focusing hard, trying to practice smart and go in with the intention to improve each week. I have noticed that I like the images when I keep the values lighter by using harder pencils. The two drawings of the men are garish in my opinion. So, watch for me to continue playing with the harder pencils, rather than he charcoals.
Here are are my drawings - oldest drawing first.