Murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius was ready to take down notes at the High Court in Pretoria on Monday.
His black notebook was on his lap and he had a pen in hand.
A sketch artist was seen facing Pistorius with pencil and paper ready.
The 27-year-old double amputee was also seen passing a note to his family sitting behind him in courtroom GD.
Pistorius faces charges of premeditated murder and contravening the Firearms Control Act in a trial which is expected to last at least three weeks.
The proceedings in the wood-panelled courtroom will be broadcast live on television and radio, with the initial indictment listing 107 witnesses to testify for the State.
Blow-up balloon furniture, anyone?The Workzone with Alex Jay 1 day, 6 hours ago
What a heartwarming moment with grandma...The Workzone with Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp 1 day, 6 hours ago