Well, I'm taking Ken Goldman's portraiture and head study class on Monday nights. Last night was my first class. SOE is graciously paying for it so I'm going to take advantage of this benefit from now on. Taking a class is the only way to actually insure that I will set aside the three hours once a week and practice!
The streakiness of the paper was a result of flaws in the scanning process, but I thought it looked like I laid down a watercolor wash as a background and I kind of liked it. I started out drawing in blue pencil as an undersketch, but that soft blue pencil felt so good, I couldn't stop using it.
There's somewhat of a resemblance between the drawing and the model, but I've never had the knack for nailing likenesses precisely. Hopefully none of you will ever see her side by side with the drawing.
I wish I could caricature like Mort Drucker.