I'm really sorry to do this. I general hate topical pieces but I can't deny that I've had a hint of Where the Wild Things Are on my mind ever since I saw the feature film. The book had a big influence on me as a child and I've always been inspired by Maurice Sendak's illustrations ("In the Night Kitchen" is another childhood favorite). So here are two images of the same drawing in different stages. The first one is done with just an HB grade pencil and the second has layers of B2 and B3 on it. It's pretty amazing to see the difference in the level of texture and 3-dimensionality you get from using a darker pencil. One of my faults as an artist has always been working too light and too small. Working on it.