Life Drawing + Statistics + Great Book= Cool pics.
In other words, new skills in art, plus lots of boredom-induced free time, plus a really great book, means some sweet fanart.
These people are form Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld. Don't know what that is? You need to. It's the second book in the Leviathan trilogy.
For those who are silly and haven't read the book... The one in the middle is Deryn, a scottish chick disguising herself as a dude so she can fly in the royal air force (it's 1914, so she has to). She digs the dude on the far right, Alek, but can't tell him that because he thinks she's a dude, Dylan, and they're total BFF's (she tried telling him a few times, but he fails at paying attention. comic for that pending). The girl on the left is Lilit. Lilit thinks Dylan is the bees knees. Alek thinks they make a cute couple. Deryn is dying on the inside.
Jessica is laughing her A$$ off.
Lilit, Deryn/Dylan, Alek (c) Scott Westerfeld.