I haven't done a figure study here for a long time, so here's one. This muscle guy comes from a treasure-trove of posed photos which a friend gave me while I was visiting him in Cambridge on my recent Massachusetts trip. Most of the photos are more appropriate for tastes like my blog buddy Tristan's, but I can use the figures as models. I suspect that Photoshop was used to enhance some of the attributes of these guys, but that also helps me out when I am working with more conventional anatomical studies. This sketch was done in Photoshop in a style imitating the "academic" figure drawing technique, which is prized in art schools. Photoshop, May 17, 2012.