This portrait started quite well and I was really pleased with what I had achieved…..then something happened and I lost it somewhere.
At this stage things are still going pretty well but somewhere in the next stage I lost a little.
It is a nice picture….I like it …but it is not Rose. I checked with her mum and this is what she said.
“It’s definitely Rose, but not quite Rose – and can’t quite put my finger on it.
You have captured the intenseness of her eyes really well – and the hat, hair and face shape are perfect. I’ve just been comparing the drawing to a small version of the photo – and the more I look at the drawing, the more I am falling in love with it…”
I am glad that she likes it but I obviously have some more work to do on likenesses but I will learn! I am not unhappy with this picture, I knew this would be a learning experience and I learned a lot from this….I just need to learn more. I think I will do this portrait again after some more practice to see how I am improving (hopefully).
Here are the 2 images together….somewhere around the cheeks and eyes I went wrong.