I used my 2cm grid and drew a 4cm grid on cartridge paper and just using a HB pencil set about translating the squares across. I think I have captured a reasonable effect and for the first hour was intense and interested in my work - I then, if honest started to get a bit bored and wished I had used a drawing pencil for greater variety of mark making and shadow creation! I persevered for another hour and decided to stop - pleased with the accomplishment and the effect. I am reminded however of why I like to paint as I get an immediate effect as clearly I am a bit lazy!! I will definitely have a go at using a grid to help develop some painting work to emphasise accuracy of representation.
Tomorrow I shall start my assignment pieces!