Portrait – In Progress and Finished


Edit:   This is what I’m calling finished.  

I’ve shied away from portraits up until now because, well, they’re hard.  But I bit the bullet this afternoon and started this.  It’s not too bad although she does look like she has a black eye. – I’m pretty happy so far so let’s hope I don’t ruin it.
Edit:  After posting the progress on 
wetcanvas.com

 and getting some very useful comments I decided to trace the original reference and overlay on the painting.

So there are indeed a few things wrong.  The nose is too long, the left eye is at the wrong angle and the ear is too high.  On the whole though I’m pretty happy – I will finish this one off and then try the drawing again to see if I can improve.