This realistic drawing was part of the series of drawings created in early 2007 in which I began to learn new techniques for improving my art. I did this piece as a gift to my wife for Christmas and time was running short before the December 25th deadline. I had to figure out how to draw more quickly and unconsciously took a different approach. The result was a great drawing in fewer hours then I was used to. This is a sketch of my wife who was pregnant with her first child, my stepdaughter, and is one of the more meaningful pencil drawings to me. Almost one year after completing this drawing, my wife became pregnant with our first child together.