I began with the sketch on gray Pastelbord, 10 x 8" and then after I had it well underway, I realized I had her left leg in the wrong position. I wasn't seeing (the secret to accurate drawing). So, after fiddling with it for awhile, I just left it in the 'wrong' position in the final version and I'm happy with it. It would have been a really hard pose for her to hold for any length of time, but I took the pose, myself, later, and felt that the final pose is one that I would normally take for a brief time while I fixed my shoe, so I just let it stay the way it is.
I really love the look of the last sketch. I'm basically a sketcher, because I feel that's where the reality is. But one must go forward and do some more finished work. Alas. Thanks so much for visiting my blog!