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.
How to build your own mandala. Look for radial symmetry of 8 or Mandalas can be created on paper, in the earth, or by using repeating found objects such as leaves, twigs and flowers. (Mandalas can be many things, yknoww)