Here's what I did last night. Workin on makin circles.....feelin a tad bit more comfortable with my strokes. Damn blue marker. I know when I pick up the pencil again, it'll be a lot easier. I figure I'll stick with the marker until I see a big improvement and then ease back into using the pencil. Hope this helps me! It's a good thing I lovve doin this otherwise I would've quit already. heehehee Oh well.......gotta learn somehow!