Talk about an ugly stage! I decided to post some progress photos of the piece I'm currently working on. It's 12"x16" colored pencil on pastelbord, and I'm thinking of calling it "Winter Blues". In this photo you can see that I've roughly blocked out the shadowed and lit portions of the face, and some of the sweater and hat are done in colored pencil. I should also mention that I used neocolor water soluble pastel crayons underneath the pencil to give the base grey and blue colors for the sweater and hat.