This is 2 days worth of work, I've just about finished with the pencil rendering (some trees to be added to the horizon), then it will be sealed, then I'll get into the acrylic washes. I'm working with it leaning up against the dining table while I sit on the floor in front, probably not the best way to go about it, but I couldn't get it on the easel at the right height to sit at. The canvas is 91cm square, and I intend to have a fair bit of white space. I haven't worked out how I'm going to incorporate the text of the poem yet though, what style writing and whether I should do it in pencil, or pen and ink, though I think it should be either grey or sepia toned. Beauty's hair seems to be taking on a slightly tree-like look which I quite like, though it wasn't intentional. I struggled with the folds of the sheet though, I REALLY can't do draping cloth! It has to be finished by the end of the week, so no time to stop and procrastinate about which way I should go, which is probably a blessing!
Late Note: for everyone popping in thanks to Terri Windling's very kind recommendation at The Drawing Board, thanks for dropping by, and it you click on the 'Beauty Remembers' label just under the post title, you'll get all the posts relating to the creation of this drawing/painting as it progresses.