Hi Matt,

Well it’s been about 2 months since I last drew a portrait  and it made me realise that this is where my heart lies.  However I did take a very different approach in that I measured by eye to try and make things looser and believe me Matt that’s a big step forward for me.   I was very mindful about not making dark outlines trying to blend into the background where I could.   My biggest struggle was the background around her face.  When I started to go darker I began to loose her features ie her eyelash for starters but felt I needed to go darker to make her face stand out.  So definitely lost my way on that one.   Because of this I ended up overworking the paper and couldn’t really move forward with it.  Oh and by the way the title is misleading as it’s a profile really but refers more to the lesson I was working from.  Look forward to your comments.  Many thanks Jan 


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October 13, 2019

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