Tutorial - Curves on Girls by *Ai-Bee on deviantART. Reaaaal good tut on different body types. In her deviant there is also a lot of links to others tutorials for men and women body types. If you draw characters, go see this.
Sketches inspired by photographs - neat idea to try whilst also on a colour palette challenge! That's soooo cooool and awesome. Wish I could turn people into drawings. THEY WOULD certainly look beautiful