(remember that all photos are clickable to view larger)
The picture above is fairly close to the correct color. I did this in the over-sized journal that I won from Lark Books and the paper on this page is a soft golden brown color.
The background color is washed out on the picture above but you can see the details better in this picture. I'm not sure why there's a blueish color on her eyes. I did all the shading with a graphite pencil.
And above you can see a close-up of her face. I'm not thrilled with the shading but then that's always been one of my weak points.
Sadly the problem with my hand is going to be a challenge since I LOVE to do very detailed things like this.
I think I'll give my hand a rest for a couple of days. Maybe I'll just do some collage or something that isn't too detailed.