Liz that's gorgeous!!!! I'm so happy to hear that I've inspired someone and taught them something to help their art work, it gives me a huge feeling of satisfaction and appreciation.
You're drawing is just lovely, and you've improved out of sight in such a short space of time. Very happy to see you've started putting the fur into your drawings too, it makes them look so 'touchable'...(as my dear old mother thought today when I finished my latest pastel.. she said 'it looks so real i could just reach out and stroke it'... and sure enough, she felt the urge to give it a pat and smudged it!!!!!).
Again, I'm so glad you've taken in people's advice, as an artist i do think that you have to learn by taking bits and pieces of other people's advice, however art is very much a personal thing as well and you have to find your own way and your own style. A lot of people think how I work is pastels is strange, but it works for me!
Looking forward to seeing more of your drawings in the future :)