Some days I only make pencil drawings. This keeps my drawing skills fresh - and black and white can be more evocative than colour. The two pics above are of a friend's cat. The first in her younger days, and the second, her sunset years.
Both done from photos - because as anyone who owns a pet will tell you, they don't stay still for long! All part of their charm.
Pencil drawings sometimes take me much longer to create than paintings. I think its because with pencil I am more likely to do a defined representation rather than the suggestion of the animal - as in the Chicken painting in the earlier post.
I love drawing. I spend hours at a time drawing. Its not unusual for me to look up and five hours will have flown by and I will have been in a world of my own. Very relaxing. Everyone should give it a try .