I am sorry that I didn't follow up in a timely manner with this piece, but I have been incredibly busy with a lot (teaching, art exhibitions, and an Emergency Room trip : ( ).
I had this finished a few months ago... you can go backwards in my blog to see the progression of the piece.
This is the style that I use for children's book illustration, which is a bit different from the style that I use for my fine art and portraiture.
The problem with doing so many things at once is that they all seem to take forever to finish. If I worked on any one thing concurrently, it would only take a couple of days.
Well, Happy New Year to everyone...