I didn’t catch the name of today’s sitter, unfortunately. She had a great expression, though. I also arrived late while she had to leave early, so there was only time for one sketch, with which I am not thrilled.
I made the mistake of starting with a circle for the head shape, when really it should have been more of an oval. This is what happens when you start with an abstraction and fail to alter your model to fit reality. There may be some accurate elements, but over all the picture is wonky. This also explains why the warm up sketch is useful – I can get the weird mental kinks out before getting serious.
Ah, well – live and learn. Thanks to the holidays, I won’t be back there until next year. I’ll have to try and remember this lesson. Also, try getting out of bed on time…