Drawing people I live with was an act of capturing their leisure time. I mostly drew them in relaxed poses while they were in their leisure mode. Because they were relaxed and could freely be my study model, seeing me draw them also prompted them to draw me. Both Sukveer and Nikhil picked up the pen and drew me when I was done drawing them.
Sometimes I drew outlines trying to capture the right proportions of body mass. Sometimes I drew the lines as if I was carving their muscles from a sheet of paper. Sometimes I just wanted to capture their emotion and hence made sure to capture their eyes.
Drawing limbs, especially arms and elbows was the favourite part of the process of capturing bodies.
The thickness of my medium (oil pastel>wax crayon>brush pen>pencil) also played a major role in determining the details I attempted to capture.
I wish I could capture all of them without clothes as drawing the clothes and their creases distracted me from focusing on the actual anatomy. I had to imagine the muscles and folds to put down creases into people’s garments.