This is a hard Mother's Day there's a piece missing. I worked on Mary's portrait a lot yesterday I was up till 2:00 in the morning. That's what happens when you have an obsession I mean a passion :) Anyway, I think the beginning stage is there and I can go on with the rest. There's not much to see yet but it's getting there. I'm working on skin tone now which has to be built up with lots of layers. So far only the wash is down. I needed to do her eyes before I went any farther for some reason that just works for me with most portraits. Guess I need that spark of realism. I haven't decided on the color for the background yet but that's a decision I'm going to have to make soon before I finish her skin tone. She's wearing a light blue blouse and her hair is white to grey. Any suggestions are welcomed and feel free to critique any changes that need to be made. Stay tuned and keep your seat pulled up. Watch the progress at Joyce Egbers colored pencil website.