I did manage to do some work on stuff which I have been neglecting. I also managed to do this.
Joshua Middleton (yes, again) posted a nice picture on his blog recently, and this is an imitation of a small part of it. I'm not sure why I wanted to try it, except that it (Joshua's) is an excellent picture, and the expression (on the girl in Joshua's picture) is spot on. Having drawn this part of the picture, I don't feel much more enlightened, but it was a nice way to spend some time.