Thank you, folks, for putting up with my major rant about BT. I should really go and bash up some cushions or something instead of broadcasting my frustrations! It's crazy how these things get to you so much though isn't it? They do say that internet access is fast becoming as important as other utilities such as water, gas and electrickery! Thus, getting cut off can be majorly traumatic!
Anyway, here's Samantha finished at last. The scan is pretty accurate colourwise, although not terribly high quality in terms of definition. I darkened the hair and neck, adding Dark Sepia, Walnut Brown, Burnt Ochre, Sanguine. I also added more of the same colours as before to the skin tones and smoothed them out with some cotton buds.
I had been concerned that the strong blue hat might have overpowered her pale skin tones but I think her blue dress helps to balance things out nicely. One thing about sanded paper is that a lot of pencil dust is generated and the temptation is to blow it away as you work. However, it can stain the paper so I had to be careful not to get those dark blues onto the skin and hair areas. All in all, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.