Thank you Moo, a small byte for you; this year will be year of the Ox! you're in for a good year!
I post on a lot of art and drawing forums and on one it's advised you make a thread and keep it as a sketchbook. In order to get the best feedback possible, they advise you to post every drawing so that people can see your most common mistakes but to see your emerging strengths as well. I take with a pinch of salt becuase no one wants to see 50 pages of half-arsed work, but if by sketch it means "imperfect" then I agree that it could be useful. Already I've had some great help from people on this forum. Not only that, but apart from my mum, you guys are the only people I feel brave enough to play for.
*Reaches behind back and pulls out her current bible* Mr Noad came knocking on my door this morning
I'm reading through it now and I'm glad it comes with your recommendation!
I'll post again after some practice and play. I've started reading Lecon 2, I this Opus, but I shall be a good girl and pay attention to Mr. Noad now.