ah i have always loved this picture from you~ Its just so adorable and the coloring is perfect! yet i must say the ducklings dont look like they have fluff/feathers at all...dont get mad! It is still a very very cute picture~
Your lovely woman looks a lot like a nature goddess, so it's no wonder the lost ducklings would feel safe following her. She's even prettier with that surprised look as she suddenly stops. I'm guessing she suddenly felt the train of her gown dragging a bit more. You did a fantastic job and I'd say that you're off to a great start with the outline-free work.