It feels really good to work with live models again. We had our first three hour session yesterday and I believe it went really well. I got the mother's body placed in and a gesture of the child. Before our next session on Wednesday I will work a few things out. Some of the shadows and the color pallet with her back will need to be reevaluated. Although it looks good at a glance, it became a bit muddled. The rich shadows and highlights became lost. I can also see areas such as the neck and shoulder blades that are not quite right. For the child I can work on some sketches and a color pallet from photographs. This will make it easier to work quickly with the active baby. The background will also get painted in as much as possible so I can see how the figures and setting work together.