The second picture is now a third finished. The balance of the figures is a bit off balance, but should work once the background is in. Initially I thought I had made a major blunder with the comparative size of the figures. However, holding my nerve has paid off I think and they look ok. The old man is meant to be exaggerated anyway.
I am finding the need to draw very necessary at the moment. In fact the story has become affectionately known as my sanity project.
Have been intermittently blogging this, partly to take a break from the fiddly details