Art by Gwen
I mostly wanted to try out the Mi Teintes colored paper from Canson again. This paper is gray-ish. The idea is you don't have to spend so much time on the background 'caus it's already there. It turns out I like the Mi Teintes better than sandpaper, but not as much as real paper.
This was done on gray-sih Canson Mi Tientes 9"x12" using mostly FB polychromos and some touch-up texture by BrushandPencil.com. I used a whote Caran D'ache Luminence and a white Prismacolor, but that was just because my polychromos whites are too tiny to sharpen anymore.
The reference photo was taken by Alex Proimos of Australia and was posted to the wikimedia commons.