We had a GREAT model at the studio yesterday, an absolute professional and knows how to do a range of classical poses. Boy oh boy though did I struggle, took me 20 minutes just to get this down and even then I wasn't getting it. I ask myself at times like this why the heck do I put myself through this, it's so frustrating and then I read THIS article by Judith Schaechter. It's a long read but so worth it. I particularly like the section where she talks about the artist Lino and how "process is a major factor in his inspiration".
So as frustrating as life drawing can be at times, well most of the time, I love the process, I want to develop my skills and climb that mountain.