The next drawing on the board is a head study of an otter. The finish size will be 8 x 5 1/4". I am trying out working from left to right on this one. It was very tempting to do the background first, but so far I am sticking to plan. His head (which is probably hard to see in the sketch) is in the center of the drawing and is the only thing in true focus. He has some wonderfully long whiskers that should be fun. There is not a lot of details to this one, because it is a pretty dark valued photo reference. I was really drawn to the photo though and will stay loyal to the values in it. This drawing will be a good lesson in getting my graphite to go as dark as it possibly can.