Ok. I admit, I’m doing quite a bit of copying of forms and lines. But I also feel like my abilities to draw out a quality face has improved quite a bit in the last few days.
The kid’s left ear (on the right of the photo) isn’t quite right. I didn’t notice it until after the photo. But the smile is believable, and the eyes are almost there. My ability to draw hair needs work, but hair is apparently quite challenging anyway. The right side of the image needs more shadow, because of the shadows on the side of the nose. These take time to see.
Is there improvement, though? Definitely.