For some reason these plates are going much faster than the first plate, I’m not sure if I’m getting better or the simplicity of the line is just easier.
I started this one a bit different. I began by closely measuring the more internal parts of the face, the top lip first, then I move outward from there. I was hoping that this would fix my previous error of getting the bridge of the nose in the incorrect place, but it didn’t.
This is the start of the drawing. I can see now that the generalization of feature is essential for quickly getting accurate drawing down. And enough of that accurate drawing for a good comparison with the original before moving on to refinements.