|Alice's Dad is wearing a thick knitted sweater which has numerous dimples cast into it. This sort of detail jumps out at you when dry brushing. If Alice's shadows look a bit strong as you sit and look at your screen, get out of your seat, stand a few feet away and she looks fine. The grass is fibrous material, carpet underlay, I get from the UK. Eventually there will be a piece about using this under Projects. The ballast is sifted gravel from the soft shoulder of the road outside the house. This has a nicely varied colouring.