This semester I've divided my drawing course into five units (objects, people, spaces, buildings and places) aimed at helping students develop the skills of perception and communication they will need as interior designers. Last week we kicked off the people unit with quick gestures. I love these fast-paced exercises. There is such a sense of satisfaction that comes from quickly capturing the essence of a person on paper, deciding on the spot what information is important to focus on and what to leave to the imagination.
If you'd like, you can follow our class via the fine documentation of my teaching assistants at our class blog here.