#2 pencil, or you may use graphite or any other drawing medium (just remember you will be drawing light lines so avoid really dark leads)
Drawing paper - 15-20 sheets, feel free to use print paper, or any student grade paper. No need for expensive drawing paper since you will not focus on finished work. You can also use front and bak of paper.
Firm drawing board - this will give you an ideal surface to draw and you can angle it if needed so you are drawing perpendicular to the surface.
Masking tape - use it to tape corners of paper to board.
Drawing The Human Figure - Gesture Style
An in-depth course for learning key landmarks, proportions, action lines and capturing gesture.