I've sent myself to Paris for a month in the hopes that some solitude might inspire a little creativity. The first two weeks have been filled with walking, museums, galleries, walking, museums, oh, yes, and walking. But I always have my sketchbook with me, and statues make perfect models (they don't move or pay their bill and get up and leave the cafe...grr). Not all of the drawing I've been able to do has been direct from life, which I feel is good, nay, better. I need the life drawing to find the proportions, and the other drawing to skew them.
These were all done between June 3 - June 15, 2008. Pencil.