Decided to go out on a limb and work through this class and all the insecurities that come along with being both "subject" and "maker".
I really liked the quick pace of the first exercise, it kept me from overthinking which is something I'm working to overcome. Day one, gesture drawing:
Day two, mirror mirror, was much more difficult than the previous exercise. The 30 minutes made me more self conscious and critical of what I was drawing. Proportions between the nose, lips and chin tripped me up a couple times. Towards the end, made the conscious effort to loosen up and let go of the idea that I needed to be super accurate with this. It's just an exercise!