Working this design helped me to practice and learn a few techniques that I hadn't tried before. 'Staining' her head, legs and arms using a whiteish base and then wiping it with a soft brown acrylic. Looking at her afterward it was apparent that I'm going to need a bit more practice of this particular technique *smile*.
Putting her together helped me to recognize that the pattern as I had drawn it would need some tweaking -- such as longer arms and legs. Also the design with its 'waspy waist' ended up being difficult to dress and gave me a very limited amount of space on her body with which to use embellishments. The clothes became very simple - which is not a problem - but does limit dressing possibilities and what I could do with future clothing.
"Have no fear of perfection -- you'll never reach it." - Salvadore Dali