If you are a fan of illustration, you probably know of Robert Fawcett. For my money, he was the best during the classic era of illustration–when popular magazines such as Look and Colliers featured illustration on their covers and throughout.
His work was spot on, yet never stiff or overly formal. Looking closely at his drawings, the brushstrokes take on a wonderful abstract quality.
I’ve quickly sketched a couple of figures from one of Fawcett’s drawings. I believe you can learn much from doing copies from such wonderful work.