Normally, I just don’t do portraits. In a nutshell: they’re hard.
Which is probably why I need to do more of them.
So, here are a couple from the Monthly Pen and Ink Challenges (December and January) on WetCanvas.com:
Reference photo: curly red hair, good lighting from WC board member jaimemonbebe:
(Obviously, I concentrated more on the face than on the hair. ;-))
And reference photo: sun thoughts from WC board member devymarie:
I really enjoy participating in the challenges. I don’t necessarily capture portrait likenesses too well, but it helps me to work faster, and concentrate more on capturing the essence of the subject rather than being so hung up on the technique.