A quick graphite sketch of a little girl that was drawn from a photo of my niece when she was a child. I used Photoshop to increase the contrast because I sketched so lightly. I'm working on sketches of elements that will be placed in a painting. Using these sketches, I will cut out some of them to place on a larger piece of paper to arrange the composition. I haven't tried composing a painting this way but read about it and thought this would be a good time to experiment with it.