I drew this on my failed watercolor paper, which has a smooth side and a rough side. This is on the rougher side, which I’m not sure if I like because while it gives great texture, I’m not fond of all the white specks showing through. I’ll probably go back later and try to fill it in.
I also wasn’t really sure what to do about the background, but I think I’m okay with it so far, the kind of layered effect with the gray.
I was trying to give her a sort of hopeful expression but I don’t know if I succeed or if it’s just my wishful thinking :)