That sounds like a pretty neat project
Its always interesting to see just how many different varieties of assignmnts teachers can come up with! Love hearing about them.
I hear you, that it is a lot of fun doing the work. Stressing over marks really can put a damper on great work though, and I think if you're upset and stressing, it really does reflect through on the work. It use to always bug me, doing figure drawingin the class, the proff walking around and peaking over shoulders with a critical eye. I think my drawings always came out worse simply because you knew they were watching, and trying to keep an overly critical eye on your work so you can make it right - takes out the fun, spontaneousness and excitement out of the work when you're clammed up. Iknow im not the only person who felt this way either in class. But its soemthing one has tolearn to deal with, though, i suppose. Having this pressure here in school really works well when you're finding yourself working towards a show deadline, or doing professional illustrations and commissions. You're already use to it!