No, I didn’t get any further on the swan. I started reading and the will to do anything else just seeped out of my pores.
A while ago I discovered one of the glaring omissions in my art skills was the ability to draw hands, along with feet and faces. I’ve spent a year studying faces. Now I’m onto hands. I carry around a Hand Book (hur hur) in my bag with me when I go out, in case I have to wait around a while, or have to sit in the clinics where I work or studied waiting for clients. I also realised a while ago that while I’m pretty good at colour I’m not confident with line, which added a double motivation for keeping the Hand Book.
These were all done with biro.