I suppose I should mention that the title of the book I’m illustrating is “The Broken Line.” Here’s the original sketch for the first illustration of chapter 3.
As I started working on the background I decided to pull the viewpoint in to enlarge the figure and better focus attention on the discovery of the pendant in the palm of her hand.
Line work for the figure is ready. The gray area is a placeholder for the color.
A detail of the pendant in her hand, which seems to be the mcguffin for this novel.