Well the last part of the puzzle is the necklace… then the entire portrait can be assembled.
I decided to illustrate the necklace rather than use small pieces of fabric.
First, I traced the image onto my cartoon (original pattern)
Fusible web on the back to give stability and in preparation for adhering to the image.
I took the pattern to the light box and traced it directly onto the fabric with a light pencil line.
Using the photo as a guide, I began to shade the image.