I have been working on this sketch on and off for almost 2 weeks. I love graphite but it is SO labor intensive. However, sometimes nothing will scratch that itch but a pencil or two. This is my interpretation of my favorite painting titled "The Soul of a Rose" by British artist, John Waterman in 1908. I was first introduced to this painting by my sister. She has a beautiful reproduction in her living room and I have always admired it. Lately I have been practicing faces in an attempt to draw this...This woman looks several years older than Mr. Waterman's lady, but I'm satisfied with it as a first attempt at a figure sketch.