For now, here is the original:
And here is my first attempt:
It is pretty clumsy and heavy handed, but I think if you couldn't look at what I was trying to copy, it would look okay. My goal is to try again until I get the look of the original.
I had intended to start with one little piece (say, the eye) and just work on that the first time I sat down to draw it and then add something at the next sitting. Once I got the pencil in my hand, though, I totally forgot about doing it in pieces and tried to draw the whole thing in one sitting.
I really need a drawing class!