I've been sketching people (or at least trying to do it) for the past 6-7 months, only to find out that I can't see the shape of the body underneath the clothes. The only way to fix it it appears to be doing studies from a nude model, but there are no life drawing classes (or workshops, how that's thing is actually called?) in my town. The only facility in Belarus which can be described as a life drawing workshop is the recently opened Modern Arts Centre in Minsk, but there is no information about it besides that it exists, and I live far away from Minsk.
So, is there any alternative to doing studies from a posed model I can use to improve in figure drawing? The advice from a similar thread from August 2010 doesn't seem to apply to me: I can't afford buying a plaster statue or a bust, sketching myself to learn the musculature doesn't work because I'm too skinny (I'm so skinny I can actually study myself to learn a bit about the skeleton , which is the only good thing about it), and sketching other people doesn't work because I don't understand the shape of the body underneath the clothes.