Best talk about the art. I did the monkey using a grid tool. I'd been looking for something that would place a grid on to a photo, and I found one! I also found a video explaining how to use grids and cross hairs, now I am fully clued up. Loved drawing the monkey, they have such emotive eyes and I was eager to capture that. I also had a new set of pencils, a friend gave them to me, all Bs, right up to 8B, so they came in useful for the fur. The monkey was a time out from the Hare picture, which is going well, almost there with it. I have altered it from the tutorial, and put him in a rustic setting. I was getting tired of drawing little stones if the truth be told. Now I'm onto his fur, which takes time, a lot of time!
Today's art I can't show as it didn't go to plan. I have been wanting to draw my mum. I found a photo of her in her WAAF uniform, I think she must be around 19/20, and looking so young and pretty. I scanned it into the PC, altered the pixels to get a nice clear picture, used the grid tool, but didn't manage to capture her, so will start again tomorrow. I wasn't that far away, I have since edited the photo again, improved it to get the detail right. I realised that she had the same lazy eye that I have, everyone tells me I look like her. I'm not so sure.