I've been flat on my back for several days, today is the first day I'm really up and around. Walked the dog around our little court this morning and finished my practice piece. I found this book on Drawing Cats & Dogs and picked it up for about $8 bucks. I've learned three things: 1) I do better on my own than trying to following someone else's directions, and 2) I like drawing with charcoal better than graphite. Who knew? :) Lastly, I learned that perhaps Bristol Vellum is not the best ground for graphite, but I still think it came out okay.