I am going to be a bit scarce for the next week. We are packing up our motor home and heading to Missouri for the summer. We take off tomorrow and are heading through the desert. We likely won't have access to the internet until we get there sometime at the end of this week, maybe not until next weekend.
In the mean time, I want to show you what we are going to be working on for the next few lessons. This is Tanna Anne. We met this young woman last weekend and I knew right away that I had to do a portrait of her. She has so much personality and innocence that her eye's even smile. :-)
We will be going through the process step by step starting with the eyes. I am about halfway finished this the portrait now and have been taking pictures along the way. This is where I currently am, I hope to have it finished by the time we start our next lesson.
After spending a lot of time examining this drawing I have found many places where I made some pretty bad mistakes. The next time I sit down to work on this I plan on trying to fix many of those mistakes. At one point in the lessons I will talk about what to do when you realize you have really been going down the wrong path in a project.
If you would like to get started, feel free to download the image, it should be 12" wide, and work on transferring it to your art paper. If you need advice on how to get started, one of the previous lessons was Creating the Initial Sketch.
The next time I talk to you, I will no longer be in sunny Southern California. Instead, I will be in the heavy thunderstorms of South West Missouri.
See you all when I get there. :-)