It has been very insightful to see so many professional sculptors from different schools of training sculpt the same figure.
It is exciting to witness such a variety of approaches to all the stages of sculpting a figure: from the armature, building up the main masses, gesture, all the way to the finish.
It is also inspiring to observe so many people tackle such a technically challenging and mentally exhausting process with such relentless zest, focus, emotion and exactness.
This attitude towards the direct observation of the human figure is indispensable. I really anticipate getting back to my studies with similar zeal and tackling the challenges of this wonderful art form.