It’s been a while since I actually finished a full portrait study. I’ve started a few of them but haven’t been posting many finished ones. So today I decided that it was high time that I took another shot at doing an actual portrait. This isn’t anyone famous, just another study for the family portrait I’ve been preparing for. I suppose this one isn’t exactly properly finished either but that’s just because I really didn’t care about her clothes at all. I just wanted to get the face right. On that front I think I was at least partially successful.
It’s not exactly the best likeness to my subject. I ended up with the head tilted at a slightly different angle from my reference photo so I was having to make a lot of adjustments along the way. It was challenging to capture the character and expression of my subject while making the appropriate adjustments to the angles of the features based on the new angle of the head. I think it was quite a useful exercise though. The one thing I can say for certain now is that adults are definitely much easier to draw than children are.