Art is like anything else in that you have to keep practicing to maintain or raise your skill level. I received a publication from the local humane society and in it were pictures of these two critters so I did a couple quick sketches from the pictures for practice. The hamster kills me. He looks straight out of a Disney movie and seems like he would talk and would have a neurotic personality. Here he's worrying about the quality of the mushrooms he's found for his marinara sauce. The cat looks like he just swallowed a fly and is wondering what that tickling sensation is. I used a black ball point pen, one of my favourite drawing tools.