(Stippled in Sepia ink with watercolor.)
And a BIG thanks to my beautiful long distance model, Lily,
and her talented--and patient--photographer for the day, Julie, for helping me capture the lovely reference shots for this piece!
Side note: Technology is a wonderful thing. I was able to watch the "photo shoot" via Skype on their iPhone, while Julie snapped the photos on another camera and showed me the images on the phone as they went. Directing a shoot in a back yard in California from my desk in Maine. Good stuff.
Thank you, Steve Jobs.