Jo -digi thumb is very good. The plus of digi is it travels easily.
Individuo - not Too Timely on The T’s. The pen work on the plum is Tantalizing. The soft Texture of the tree is appealing. You handle the water soluble graphite well.
Pine Cone - to answer your contracting question..Yes. But it was more a constant keeping in mind that what we installed would be in service for probably 20 years being used by submariners to accomplish their mission. (And more to the point I never took a shortcut and often argued with the government reps about cost versus quality.
Your giraffe is super. Love the colors. You used a medium not part of your norm so it definitely counts. Hope you keep the non-virtual art tools out and keep dabbling as you are much better than you say.
#1 tongs - lots of blending in Procreate. More experimenting than anything. The quality of the drawing does not reflect the time spent. Used technical pen, brush pen and soft air brush brushes. Used all draw, blend and erase options.
The digital work you see online is unbelievably detiailed. Pine Cone’s posts always are artistic with a finished quality. I achieved neither but learned a lot. Had intended to have a background and shadows but quit once it looked like the tongs or I would be posting it in Hunt 620.