Thanks Lucille. It’s easier when I copy the old masters, they knew what they were doing.
Basics practice, trying out pencils and pens as well. Practicing continuous lines, varying lines, some tone and gradation stuff, and more.
First image of two figures is continuous line exercise in my A5 size sketchbook – I probably should keep these simpler to get more mileage. Leave tone more for later study. References from an old book.
Other images are printer paper doodles, which can be relaxing. Too easy to go on autopilot though!