I drew the lively model in a regal environment of Saint Petersburg, Russia since her energy seemed very regal and proud of herself. I used a lot of different values throughout the piece, in addition to different depths, scales and perspectives. Detail was very important to me in this piece which is why you’ll see frosted windows, decorative statues, and extravagant staircases. My biggest problem was having the figure be lost in the environment. I needed to either lower the intensity of darkness in the background, or somehow incorporate color and more shadows to highlight the woman. Overall, I think this was a unique piece that actually told a story.