Picasso's Rose Period started with the arrival of Fernande Olivier in his life. It brought to an end the blue period as he found happiness with Fernande. This image though not part of the original project, I felt gives some idea of the Rose Period before the unset of Cubism. The original painting 'The Family of Saltimbanques' is very large and I wanted to see if I could reduce it to a small size A4. It was basically an exercise in learning a complex composition. With the use of simple materials used in the drawing.