Well, I'm back. Sorry for being away. It wasn't supposed to last this long.
I've begun one of those Moleskine Sketchbooks. In it I'll be drawing stuff that I stand in front of, draw and then transmogrify. I think that it'll be a nice way to learn by drawing from life and then to still exercise my imagination. The plan is to do it all in ballpoint pen. This was done across two pages but, for some crazy perceived need, I removed the gap from the two sides.
I did one for my Gnemo blog too, exact same approach: Gnemo's Sketchbook.