During the two weeks of Christmas break I practiced a lot, and it showed during this lesson. I think this is another landmark in my drawing career. If I compare this with what I did the previous time, there is a world of difference. I have learned to use the black of the shadows and the value of contrast.
The shading went surprisingly fast. At this point I saw something was wrong with the upper lip (not high enough). It’s important to step back and think about your drawing, compare with the original (the model) and look for any differences.
So there were no “mistakes”? Oh, there are enough things I could do better. The way I did the hairdo is abysmal. Nevertheless, I think I’m slowly getting to that point where I can draw what I see, instead of trying to fiddle with my drawing until it somewhat resembles the original, more by chance than intent.
And oh, I really need to go to an optician for a pair of glasses. I can hardly see the model, nor what I’m drawing. I’m almost blind, since everything is a blur.