Making progress. This has been one of the most frustrating pieces that I have done in a while.
I think some of the problems have come from the paper, which is Strathmore Bristol. Bristol is often recommended for colored pencil, but I'm not so sure that I like it. It doesn't hold as many layers as the Tiziano I've used for other pieces.
Light source has been a problem too. The light in this piece is coming from the left side, but it's not too evident. And there's some amount of backlighting from the reflection of the cloud.
I'm planning on getting the body finished tomorrow. Then comes framing. Acceptable, but I'm certainly not happy with it.