With a new set of pencils 4H to 6B and some new drawing paper, I was happy to get back into drawing a more complicated image. I had this photo image from Paint My Photo of these adorable cats and I started my drawing from a sketch, working off of the computer. I moved away and expanded the image on my own until I needed another image for the empty table. I found a Grecian Urn in another photo.
It has been a lot of fun working up the dark areas and trying not to use lines to define shapes. A major issue: the fixative made the black areas seem grey. I ended up scraping off as much of the fixative as I could. It seems to have coarsened the overall effect. It is something I will have to think on for the next one. Perhaps a lighter touch.