Yesterday we traveled to the hubster's sister's house for the annual Holdwick Childrens' Christmas party. I finally got to meet the newest member of the family, Sylvia. She is a beautiful, happy baby who is 10 weeks old. This, too, was a fun gathering with lots of relatives and food and the much anticipated white elephant gift exchange. Miss P and Miss M rode with us (their mother had to work) and my son drove over with Miss K and Miss Z.
I finally began my redo of the Polish woman and jumped right into it with a 2B, 4B, and 6B pencil. I used the smoother side of 140# cold press watercolor paper. Here is what I have so far:
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I think the darks need to be darker, but it is so scary to really put a dark (besides the charcoal in her mouth and the pupils of her eyes) value on a face. I do think I need to darken the area under her ear and to the side of the eye on the left (her right eye). The nose needs more shading as well (not darks especially (except the nostril), but some difference in tonal value. I think this one is better than the first attempt - at least so far. It still needs work and I will tackle it again when I build my courage up.
Meanwhile, I am hoping you are having a lovely holiday season with your loved ones and that you get just what you want.
Wishing you a festive Christmas, Hanukkah, Rohatsu, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, and Yule. I hope I didn't miss anyone.