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.