I know it might sound blasphemous but sometimes you just don't want to sketch while watching "Perry Mason."
If you don't know what that comment means you haven't been reading my blog very long so go check out "Don't Worry, You Don't Need To Call the Police…" and/or search "Perry Mason"—no quotation marks—in this blog's search engine.
Christine Mitzuk told me about Pixelovely.com where you can set up a customized figure drawing session (specify the types of models you want to see and the time limits). It can be useful to never leave your computer!
There are some other sections on the site where they have training information. I haven't looked into any of that, but you might want to poke around and see if any of it is helpful. (That reading time however DOES NOT COUNT as DRAWING TIME!)
What I found today when I got ready to write this post is that they also have the same set up for animal drawing. In the "mammals" sample I just ran through there were horses (lots of horses), zoo animals, dogs, cats, lots of horses, you get the idea. There are sleeping animals and frolicking animals, all great for practice.
So Project Friday this week is simple. Get to Pixelovely and start sketching. Set up a class mode (which will tell you how many poses and how long each will be, to give you some sense of timing) and get sketching. Have some bond paper on hand if you think you'll be "wasting" your expensive art paper in your journal.
(Personally I don't hold with that definition of waste, but I would rather not argue with you I just want to get you sketching, so a stack of bond paper it is.)
Make a commitment to set up two sessions today, perhaps 30 minutes before dinner and 60 minutes before bed? If you extend Project Friday throughout the weekend (and I think it would be a grand idea for you to do just that) then I suggest you set aside 30 minutes in the morning, an hour in the afternoon, and an hour in the evening on each weekend day. That would be a total of 8 sessions from Friday to Sunday night. A mini-art camp while you got all your tasks from life done as well.
If you manage to do even a little bit of that then take a moment to donate to the creator as a thank you for creating such a great tool. (There's a donation link at the side of Pixelovely's page.)
Yes sitting at the computer can be very productive.