Life Drawing Gouache Portrait

I was having a lot of trouble with this portrait at the beginning, then I wiped it out and focused.

I was finding the straight on frontal portrait of the model today hard to draw. I guess I’m so used to a three quarter or  sideways angle of the face that I was having trouble here. After 40 minutes of drawing and initial painting it wasn’t working so I took a larger brush and basically blurred all the gouache all over the place. It ended up being a dark umber mess. I was still able to see some of the drawing so I focused one part, her left eye and worked out from there trying to get each area drawn correctly with correct value and color.

I’m not sure how I feel about the end result, in some ways I like it, in others… I don’t…

Life Drawing Gouache Portrait
Life Drawing Gouache Portrait

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