I try to attend a figure drawing session every Monday and Wednesday night at 6:30 pm, and Fridays at 1:30 pm. These sessions are hosted by SJSU's, The Shrunkenheadman Club, and cost only $4. Here is a 10 minute drawing from monday night.
My homework for advanced visual development has been to do speedpaintings from film stills to improve our use of color, and composition. Here is a sample of some of the paintings I've done, and an 8 hour study from the film Amelie.