Back To The Winter Sketching Sanctuary

I was back at the museum, trying to stay warm and looking for something to sketch.  I decided that I should try to sketch a plaster statue of a headless goddess, or more precisely, her heavily pleated dress.

For me, pencil sketching requires a smooth paper, like a Bristol paper, or maybe Stillman & Birn Epsilon series paper.  But what I had with me was my ‘standard’ Stillman & Birn Alpha series sketchbook (10×7).  I almost decided to switch to pen but I started blocking in the drawing with pencil and just kept going.  This sketch was done with a 0.7mm mechanical pencil.  I think it was HB.  Regardless, it was fun and relaxing.