Thank you all so much-- y'all here on HF are what started me up on drawing steadily again. Looking at everyone else's work inspired me! Your comments challenge me to try harder, too.
Lately I have actually have been thinking about taking some kind of art class sometime, but it'll have to wait until college, or maybe after I get a job ;)
Here's more progress. I had quite a bit of time to work on it today. I'm still working on the hands and the dress. I do have to say that I'm really pleased with how this one is turning out. I think it might end up being my personal best! sc00c333f8.jpg
I drew this one a little differently. I usually start out with rough outlines and shading and "fix" it as I draw, but with this one I tried to get everything right the first time. I also am drawing left/top to right/bottom. I like doing it that way better now, actually.