Had to take a week off to investigate, find and purchase a printer (because looking at a reference photo from a cell phone just doesn’t work). While I was looking, the gray scale/value finder arrived so I’ve been practicing that, driving over lines, and the like.
This is my first attempt at a face and wouldn’t you know, I do it for the lesson you said no one enjoys (laughs). Lots of erasure and adjustments. Lots. And while it was hard and took me maybe three long sessions to finish, I can see the value for sure. And hey, even if its not perfect — I drew a face! First time.