Portrait Painting: Side View
I created this portrait as part of the Friday Face challenge in the Sktchy app.
I really struggle with having the reference photos chosen for me. [Part of why I don't market myself for commission work.] If I don't get excited about the subject then the drawing shows that.
I wasn't immediately taken with the reference photo for this piece. I started playing with the image in my photo editor and then a strongly cropped composition grabbed my attention.
I think I my have overworked this piece a bit. I'm trying to keep my marks quick and lose with some rougher edges. However, I'm overall pleased with it and glad I jumped on the challenge to draw it.