I've done some gestures, but I wanted to share some drawings I did of a mug. A simple, white coffee mug. I did some timed "gestures" of a minute, then moved to a page of it one position at one minute, two minutes, and five minutes before I did a larger ten minutes sketch. See, I've always been pretty lousy at drawing form and value, and I want to work on that over the year. Consider these as my baseline for later comparisons.
What probably frustrates me the most is I can see the way the values change, especially on the rim of the cup, but I can't quite get that on paper. More experience and longer practices should help with that.