I decided to be a little bit more light-hearted and not take the portrait drawing course too seriously, yet work hard to get it right.
0. As a comics artist I couldn’t resist the opportunity to draw this quic sketch of the model, comics style. After this, the serious drawing started. Some thought this was the best drawing of the two.
1. The first initial setup was done in roughly 30 minutes. The rest was lack of skill, and trying to make small changes, and see if it works.
2. After 1.5 hours of nett drawing time, I still wasn’t done fiddling with the features. The hair is nice, though.
3. Final version. I discussed with the instructor to do color, but he said that I first need to be more confident in drawing with charcoal. When I asked what he meant with “more confident”, and asked if he meant the finishing touch on the features, he said: “Yes.” Don’t I know it. So I’ll be doing charcoal for now, unless I get a breakthrough in my skills.