I struggled a lot in Gesture Class last week. Alex Woo was back leading the class & he encourages us to relate the pose to story. Before putting pencil to paper think of a situation or character and let that inform the sketch. It does affect the decisions you make while drawing and should make for more interesting poses. However with 30secs-2mins I found it tricky to come up with a scenario AND get the pose down. Everyone else made amazing sketches where the model was a ballerina or diving into a swimming pool. I must work on this. I feel like I went backwards in my drawing but forwards in my thinking.
Towards the end of the session I started to get into the groove and work story ideas into the sketches rather than getting caught up in anatomy.