I knew before I started this drawing that it would take a long time to complete. While on the one hand it is very absorbing it can also be very tedious, literally a pain in the neck. Working from the front to the back makes things worse because there is nowhere to rest the hand - not without smudging wet ink that is. Never-the-less it will be worth it in the end if I stick to the value plan, work on small sections at a time and don’t rush it.