The forehead is begining to emerge with careful shading to develop its shape. There is also shading and shaping of the area under the nose. This project is having a wonderful effect and not just how to develop the portrait. There is a sense of greater acceptance and self-knowledge in the aura that surrounds me as this graphite drawing grows layer by layer before my eyes. I have an awareness developing as I ponder this friendship…how and when it began, how it has drawn me to myself in these reflective moments.