The Cheerleader is finished. She is 20" X 16" and all packed and ready to be mailed. The background was an experiment. Different brands and colors of colored pencils were used and blended together. The tiny strands of her hair can be seen along the side so her hair doesn't appear to be flattened on her head. It seems there is always something different to explore with each portrait. She was fun to do, looking at her, I could almost feel all the energy she had in her. Ahh to be young again! Not that I was ever a Cheerleader, but I'm sure I wanted to be at one time. Now...on to the next portrait, that gives me my energy.