I confess to being a bit of a self-control freak ... which probably explains my need to focus on detail in most of my drawings. But every once in a while even I get tired of holding it all in, and I want to just let it all out and scribble away manically. Which is exactly what I ended up doing here. Found this photo that I had taken of a scrawny black cat posing on a wall just outside the village and it was perfect. The first few layers are just wild, pretty directionless lines of graphite (I used a very soft pencil which I don't normally do either) and, once I'd satisfied the urge to play loose, I finally refined the whole thing on the final two layers.
It's definitely not up there on my list of best drawings and sketches but as far as therapy goes, it turned out perfectly. Cheers.
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