I did an earlier version of this in graphite and posted it on my blog last month. At that time I said I would do a color pencil version and post it for comparison. I had a couple of things come up and had not done any art for awhile but I finally got back to the drawing
This is from the same reference pic in color pencil, 4x6 on smooth bristol board. Although I love graphite, for this drawing I would have to say the color pencil version is better. The nose was very difficult and it doesn't look as good on the scan as it does in real life, but for the most part I am well pleased with the results.
My son asked me why I made the background yellow. I didn't have a reason I could put into words so I just told him I wanted to. For some reason the drawing just seemed to call for a bright yellow background. I like the way it plays with the browns and it seems to make the subject "pop" for me. I think it works well anyway.
So this is the color pencil version of the Baby Orang. On to the next project and hopefully I will be able to do some art soon.