Today I've just tilted the drawing table, taped an A3 paper to it and made a value study of yesterday's quick sketch, guess what, it finally looks like her! Could it be more finished? yes, quite a lot more, but I don't think it's needed, it's served its purpose already.
After spending almost 3 hours working on this, studying every plane and shape of her head, I feel like I have a much better understanding of her facial features than I did before, drawing values really force you to pay much more attention to all the little details and to realize what's where. And maybe when I make the next one I'll have to swallow these words :)
I don't feel like starting the color sketches yet so probably there'll be more quick sketches and value studies in the near future, though I feel much more comfortable already, even with this sore shoulder, I could do with a massage, volunteers?
13 hours ago