Tonight's sketches, complete with research materials. At the top is What People Wore When, and to the left is Eyewitness Ancient Egypt. I've been checking out books in the Eyewitness series from the library at the suggestion of Feng Zhu in this video. It follows in the same vein of having more background knowledge to improve and inform your designs.
They're fun books to read, and since they're intended for a younger audience they don't require much background knowledge to get through. So far I've read the ones on battle, witches, submarines, and flight. Egypt in particular is loaded with nostalgia because I remember reading it multiple times in middle school, back when I would devour anything and everything Egypt-related.