I love all of these--it's so neat seeing progress through the years. You are really, really, really good! WOW. And I am like you in that I actually prefer the plain ole mechanical pencil rather than the fancy graphite pencils.
That's funny that you just now started this; I scanned a bunch of my drawings onto the computer only a couple of days ago, and I was going to start this kind of thread! Lol
I know I have older drawings somewhere, but drawings from the age of 10 are the earliest I have uploaded on the computer. I have these in order from age 10 to now--15, almost 16. I have no drawings from when I was 14 because I didn't draw much for that year, and never made copies of the ones I did draw. I just gave them away.
So here I go...
I actually think I drew this when I was nine, not ten.
Age ten. My first bird.
Age ten. I really started getting into puppies at that time. Lol
Anyway, there are a few from age ten. And btw, NO tracing for any of these.