SO incredibly lovely and vivid in the sun! Love the background you chose, how long did it take you to do just the background? And if you don’t mind I am curious as to how long it was to draw the figure too. Fabulous!
Thank you very much! This is one of my personal favorites. It's hard to say how long the background and figure each took because I drew the whole thing lightly in graphite first, then colored it, jumping from background to figure and back throughout. (Here it is right before coloring: [link] ) I can definitely say the background took longer than the figure though. The whole drawing took a few hours a day over the course of a week, maybe 25 hours total.
I'm curious to know, in what way is the pre-colored one different from what you expected? Your daughters may also be interested to see the processes of some of my other drawings. I have a folder [link] in my gallery showing the progression of several of my drawings.