One of the really awesome things about the company I work for is that they put on life drawing sessions for staff. Given we employ professional artists this is a very worthwhile resource. I've been taking advantage of these classes for a couple of months and I think I am making progress.
I have been using a quick pen and watercolour wash technique. The penmanship is quite consciously inspired by Moebius (in his looser form) and Makoto Kobayashi. I use a 0.3 UNI permanent pen, a small Winsor & Newton travel watercolour pack with a larger travel brush or a Pentel Aquash. This all wraps up into quite a small pack which is very portable. The shadow you can see on the left of these scans is because I work in a landscape Moleskine watercolour book.
I spent a while using watercolour pencils, but of late I have forgone them in favour of the more traditional watercolour pans. These give a looser, more 'traditional' result which I prefer.
More to come...