After I sent the earlier sketch of Mary Ellen to my other sister and she gently said, "I wouldn't recognize her' ... I decided to try an adult version.
While I still have much, much further to go -- I am thrilled beyond belief to be able to recognize my sister from my final attempt! To come to RECOGNIZING someone I've sketched after only 13 months sketching and much less experience with watercolors ... I am truly grateful that I can SEE my sis in this sketch.
I'm eager to see what ANOTHER 13 MONTHS of practice might bring!