Still having some trouble keeping my horizontals level and perpendiculars perpendicular. This certainly won’t win any prizes for accuracy. The cat popped up on to the piano stool a few minutes after I started drawing (hence the lines across his face) and as soon as I had drawn him he curled up there out of sight. Adding the grey wash in the shadows and darker objects was really enjoyable and certainly helped lift the sketch. I could do with a lighter shade as well though.
This took me 45 minutes. Danny Gregory has recently posted a great little ‘how to video tutorial’ (watch it here) about how to approach painting complex subjects. He says he completes a complex drawing of a crumpled dollar bill using four different width pens and ink wash in just ten minutes! I guess that’s what happens if you draw everyday from many years.