I know the source photo isn’t the best but I really like it. Unlike a lot of times, where I just riff off of a source, I really mean to capture the likeness… my own Debbie style that we know and love 😉 but still make it a portrait.
So this is my 5th try at it. The 1st time I was just super tight and it was a disaster. Same with the 2nd. By the 3rd, I just decided to riff and made a loosely based caricature. I realized that that is a fallback of mine and decided to challenge myself to be loose AND get the likeness. 4th attempt was this image but I had the eyes too big and far apart, and was unsure with the values around the hair and head, since I was drawing it without the dark rectangle behind her head.
This is where I am now. I’m open to all your thoughts: what’s working/good and your insights into where I am not nailing it.
Thanks Matt!!! -Debs