Every so often my husband and I venture out to the local thrift store to see what "treasures" we may find. I tend to migrate to the glassware in search of color glass and knick knacks for potential still-lifes.
The most recent trip, I was looking for interesting subject matter for my students to use as still-lifes. I stumbled across four chess pieces ( 1 queen with matching knight & 1 king with matching night). My first reaction was to pass them by, but as I continued to look at other possibilities, these pieces began to speak to me. I had no choice, but to purchase them. I try to do a sample drawing for each of my student's assignments...this is the example I did for the color pencil unit.