After a long spell of not wanting to practise my drawing, I’ve had a productive two days. Three portraits in three days, not bad. Of the three, I am most satisfied with the one of Sabine, both in terms of likeness and quality of workmanship. That one, and the one of Steve, are not accurate in terms of tilt of the head and I could not get the eyes to appear to look up either. The one of Deolinda, I’m afraid, does not bear much resemblance and looks top-heavy, but there is something about it that I like anyway.
I must say, I did not stick to the Stan Proko method for any of them. I started with the eyes and worked out from there, concentrating only on light and shadow. I am still having trouble with the “correct” way to hold my pencil, frequently slipping back into old ways of holding it as for writing.