So instead of running and hiding I figured I'd attend a class featuring a nude model to practice. My rationale was that anytime I can sharpen my attention to detail and my ability to replicate the human experience is a plus, not to mention the fact that the model was a woman. I didn't know that until I got there but that was also a plus. My rendition turned out to be abstract but it was still motivated by the model.
Attention to detail.