About two years ago (Summer 2010) Anna and I were visiting Toronto and saw a great statue of Winston Churchill in front of their city hall. He was looking all hunched and curmudgeonly with his hands clenching his hips, but the best part - his head was absolutely drenched in seagull poop, and he even had one perched on top of his head.
The mixture of his expression, and the stupid seagull were hilarious. I could almost hear the statue grumbling.
I took a picture at the time, intending to draw the scene, which I finally got around to tonight. I thought it would be super easy to draw Churchill, but I struggled with his face to no end. I'm still not entirely happy with the likeness, but I think I got the right expression.
And here's the picture I took, all of those years ago. I originally had the building in the background, but Anna pointed out (rightly) that the tall building overshadowing him, made him look a little less regal and powerful.
This also gives you a comparison between how I see things, and the actual reality.