As I sit down to work today, the major accomplishment yesterday was to spend a great deal of time on coat, pants and boot! As I've talked about before, my technical approach to my medium plays out in layers. The coat texture was a development of many layers of graphite applied over and over to get the texture to resemble the soft wool of the coat. Layers of 6H, 3H, H, F and HB, with a touch of 2B for picking out the strong shadows and folds, made this a laborious afternoon's work. But, I think the end result was worth the effort as these two riders are the focal point of the entire work. What lays ahead today? You'll see tomorrow!