Cactus heart, stages 2 & 3 / by debbie rich

Getting back into drawing the female form. It's been a long time since I did anything figurative. I had this idea last February, digitally sketched it, and then put it aside. New year, new imagery. 

Here is stage 2, with the underpainting and lines penciled in. 

And stage 3, after the background sky swirls are painted and more leaves are underpainted.