The Artist's Scales:
Many talented artists meet up in Los Angeles is studios all over the to draw from live models. Not unlike the group pictured here, but dressed more casually and with a few more women in their midst. Since this photo was taken in Paris in the 1800's, women are now allowed to draw the nude figure. There is a preference for the female form, but perfect bodies rarely make the most interesting drawings.
These drawngs were mostly inspired by the models I've drawn over a period of years. Back in the studio my imagination takes over and they can become entirely new creatures.