I should have known my attempt to develop portrait skills would get weird.
I can never seem to keep with a plan.
I’m not wringing my hands over it… I stil think I’m doing well, errr, a little better.
basic idea down with oil pastel with acrylic over the top blotted with scrunched up coffee filter for that mottled look, details scratched in with a shishkabob stick.
oh well. The point was to try to feel less intimidated in trying, because faces are so very…complicated. That has gotten better.
Picasso self portrait 1907