It’s amazing to see how things start to come to life when you begin shading, especially the eyes.  Here is my progress so far.  First the outline, and beneath it the way the drawing stands now, with the eyes a little bit shaded.  I spent a lot of time first trying to get the proportions exactly right in the outline, measuring and re-measuring, and measuring some more.  In a portrait, even a line being off my a millimeter can make all the difference.  And there’s a lot about a person that is expressed in the shape of the eyelid.  I’m hoping I’m off to a good start here….

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