I am far from being done with this illustration/drawing. However, I am leaving it as is for now because I want to use it as an example of Negative space. I attempted to teach Hailey's 4th-6th grade combo class how to "see" negative space. Only 2-3 "got it" by the end of the time allotted. So I promised to bring more examples for them to see. I hope this helps.
This is a page from one of the really old books I bought at the flea market on Saturday.
Thanks Michael for the inspiration and for being my hand model ;)