On my recent vacation trip to India, I had some time to get back to my old hobby of sketching and painting. A hobby that I discontinued back in 2009. In fact I missed it so much that the feel of getting back to pencil and paper was great. Photoshop and Illustrator can definitely help you make some great illustrations but nothing can substitute the pure joy of using simple materials for drawing.
In 2010, I have decided to allocate more time to sketching and re-discover a new form of relaxation. To get my juices flowing, I am referring to the book: Drawing The Head and Figure by Jack Hamm. In my opinion this is an awesome book on Figure drawing and I just love the illustrative guidance on drawing different parts of the body. Note that this is not a beginner book on figure drawing. If you are curious to expand your knowledge on drawing the human figure, I suggest getting the book: Figure Drawing for Dummies. Although it is a dummies book, it provides an excellent introduction to the subject and inspires you to learn and draw more.
The following scans show a few sketches from my sketchbook.