I'm well into drawing my installment of Masha's sketchbook, but I thought I'd give you a progress report by posting a rough sketch of my composition & a tangle of seaweed vignette. It was indeed a daunting, scary thing to put marks down right on the page next to Masha's delightful, crisp & clean ink drawing. I'm using charcoal & graphite! I'm working from my photos & memory of seagulls & seaweed strewn on the beach from my recent trip to California. The gulls are Great Black-Backed Gulls. The seaweed: kelp. I hope to post the finished or close to finished work soon.