So I set to and watched various videos and I have to say the Dina Wakely's were for me the easiest to follow and encouraged me to put pencil to paper.
I decided to do a plain pencil drawing first to see how difficult it would be. Hmmm not too bad for the very first attempt since secondary school in the late 1960's.
Watched more videos and then made a background for my poor unsuspecting lady.
Not too dark Dina said!
Once I'd drawn the face in pencil I then decided ( or chickened out!) not to paint my face but to use charcoal instead.
I felt more comfortable with attempting the shading with the charcoal and I am very fond of the lovely texture it gives.
I added a little scattered straw DI to the edges which I felt added some warmth to the whole piece.
Well I'm pleasantly surprised with the finished piece, I know there are plenty of faults and I'm not really happy with the shape of the mouth but this time last week I would have said "I can't draw a face" so many thanks to Leandra and all at PaperArtsy for the challenge.
Hope you all have a good weekend and if you have a spare 15mins do watch Dina Wakely's videos as they are a brilliant place to start. Bye for now and take care, Jane x