I wasn't kidding when I said I'd try my best to push the envelope of my art skills this year, and this is the first piece I've done for 2011. Took me about two days of off and on working. I used a hodge podge of different references (I really wish I could track them down...). Had to tweak the brightness and contrast a bunch in Resizr, but its looking decent for a scanned painting. If this piece is any indication, here's to a promising year of art... Done with pastels and Derwent Coloursoft pencils on Strathmore natural white sketch paper.