Here is my first mixed media layered portrait. It has been an interesting process although I am not sure about the end result! She looks very serious and sombre. Amongst the layers are graphite pencil, coloured pencil, ink, acrylic, textured paste, watercolour pastel, and acrylic ink. I have sandpapered quite a lot in between layers and I really like the weathered effect this gives. I like some of the in between stages more than the final one but I think I will stop and have a go at another one now. I have also started my sketchbook from that exhibition project I mentioned a while ago. Not got far yet though!