Things aren’t entirely back to normal service, but it’s getting there. It is however back enough that I can get back to the drawing board for some more graphite work. I’m not abandoning the pastel entirely, but graphite is where I’m happiest. It’s been really good to get back to them. I thought I’d get back to them with one of my favourite subjects, and one with it’s own challenge: a Red Squirrel, and as can be seen coming through already there’s a nice twist in the torso and this is going to provide an interesting perspective and detail feathering in the finished piece. Early stages still, but so far I’m pleased with this early mapping out process.