Hi Matt. I started this portrait with a yellow colored pencil thinking I would layer it with darker colors, but the darker pencil would not go on top of this. I could not get the particulars inside of her mouth and eye. This was a bad idea in general cuz I could not see the yellow pencil and I missed the white of the eye with the darker pencil.
I drew this without wearing my spects and when I saw the reference up close later, it almost looked completely different! Such a bummer.
I want to do these long duration traditional drawings in my free time but a lot of things are fighting against me. Eye strain with spects, eye strain due to posture, new medium. But I so badly wanna do this. We should talk about this in the phone call.