So, sure, cartoonists need classical figure drawing, but we also need practice in drawing figures that are more earthy and ignorant.
A model like this, with an expressive face, would probably work best in a small class of not more than fifteen students.
A first-rate female model like that would require a male model (above) to set her off. I'd choose a short, understated Mr. Meek type.
Or maybe someone like Arnold Stang (above).
For a model like this woman I'd say the ideal ratio of draped to undraped poses should be 50/50. You have to see her undraped to get an idea of what kind of structure adds up to a body like that, but draped is the only way you'll get the cool story ideas.
It seems to me that the three most useful male types for a cartoonists to draw are Mr. Meeks, Leading Men (above, left) and Lumoxes. Fortunately Mr. Meeks and Lumoxes are abundant, but Leading Men are a rare type, very hard to find.
These three types should always be draped, with the Leading Man wearing only a bathing suit.
Physical comedians make great cartoon models, but if they're not used to doing it the poses should probably be short.
The blonde bombshell (above) is an absolute necessity for many comedic drawing sessions. The model would have to be someone worldly who looks good in a fuzzy bikini. Petite and wholesome types are fun to draw too, but not in the same session.
Hmmm....I think I'd team up this kind of woman with a Mr. Meek or a Leading Man. This kind of model would have to be frequently undraped in order to avoid a rebellion among the male students.
In a case like this the instructor would serve as ersatz director and choreographer. It sounds complicated but I've worked with this kind of model before and, believe it or not, it comes together quickly and smoothely when the instructor makes it fun for the models.
Did I leave anything out, anything regarding model types? Oh yes. Some sessions should feature overweight girls in tight skirts. This kind of girl is really versatile. They can play sexy sirens or nagging housewives...almost any role. They do need to have muscle tone, though, in spite of the weight.