“The idea of full dress for preparation for a battle comes not from a belief that it will add to the fighting ability. The preparation is for death, in case that should be the result of conflict. Every Indian wants to look his best when he goes to meet the great Spirit, so the dressing up is done whether in imminent danger is an oncoming battle or a sickness or injury at times of peace.” -Wooden Leg (late 19th century) Cheyenne
I've added more layers to this portrait and its coming together. The headscarf is a little problematic with the patterning but I'll conquer it eventually. Its been ages since I did any portrait work with coloured pencil and I'm quite enjoying the process and the colours in this piece.