......Latterly very dull and getting duller
Definite signs of promise there. I'm sure your capabilities a month ago were greater than that first drawing shows though. I used to teach drawing and I've never seen anybody improve that quickly. The pipit is a really good drawing : )
Pipit? The middle one was supposed to be a summer plumaged Spotted Sandpiper, looking out for danger, hence the posture. Back to the drawing board......
I've never had the patience, but I admire it in others. Well impressed.