She’s coming along. Since my last post I’ve painted some large branches in the middle background, and some lighting and shading. There’s lots more to do, including adding texture to the branches to make them more convincing. Near the end I paint over whatever I want, and however I want, but right now I’m working up through various stages. Lighting and shading are on their own separate levels, for example. So, if I want to change shading I alter that level. In the end I just work on a top level over everything, and that’s when I can really make it shine. Below is the original drawing.