After my "9 months of drawing" I figured it was time to draw the lovely Lisa Edelstein again.
I've been drawing for 1 year and 9 months now (so, 1.75 years), and still have a lot to learn, but I'm thoroughly enjoying it all. Finding tutorials everywhere here and on (YouTube), and trying out different mediums (so far: graphite, pastels, acrylics, digital... and soon: oil, watercolor).
I'm really getting to like graphite and pastels, but every now and then I really feel like painting so I'm pretty sure at least some paint will stick.
In pastels this time, and for the first time my skin color kinda looks like skin color, so I'm not even that upset over the whole anatomy not being quite spot-on.
Can't really tell what went wrong here, so any input is welcomed.
(In general: if you see something in my drawings/paintings that's wrong or can be done differently, by all means SAY SO, and be blunt, I can take it, and I will only learn
A3 Canson MiTeintes paper.
Windsor&Newton pastel crayons and fake-KohINoor pastel pencils.
Maybe next time I'll use some normal pencils too for the details...I gave up on those pearls in the necklace which were way to tiny to draw well, so I just blurred the lot and added the white highlights. Seems to work OK
10 hours of work or so - and you don't want to know how many layers, or how often I washed my hands in between layers (I blend with my fingers).