Hi Matt, this is my first submission to the gallery. Back in my school days I took art to A level (UK exam system) but didn’t pursue it any further. Now I am approaching retirement I have regained my interest in painting and drawing to the extent that I want to make it a major focus and hopefully sell some of my work. I have to say that compared to a lot of the material online, your methodical approach is a breath of fresh air and signing up for you course was a no brainer for me.
As you can see this pencil drawing was taken from a stock image, I wanted to attempt to capture the light effect on darker skin, but I feel the overall impression is a bit flat and the face looks somewhat twisted.