I used a couple of examples of portrait sculpture for this exercise; the sculpture of Sir Thomas Browne in Norwich City Centre and of Sir John Betjeman at St Pancras Station, London.
I visited both sites to study the sculptures and learnt quite a lot from it. Prior to this course if I looked at sculptures then I would perhaps simply thought “that is what they looked like” or “that is an interesting pose” without necessarily thinking any more deeply about what the sculptor was portraying. Doing this exercise and actively looking for the techniques a sculptor has used to comment on the subjects status and achievements has helped me to look more carefully at sculptures and get more from them.
My comment on this exercise can be found here – Research Point Portrait Sculpture