Finally, it's completed and photographed!!! Actually, it has been completed for quite some time. Unfortunately our new scanner doesn't like this picture for some reason and does not want to scan the values correctly. I am sure there must be something that can be done for graphite images to read correctly. Maybe it's just a bad scanner we've bought. The portrait does look better when you look at it in real life.
This portrait presented quite a challenge for me because of poor reference quality. The photo had been shot with frontal flash, washing out important features. Therefore, I am not completely happy with this outcome. From now on I will be more picky about the references I will draw from, as it's not very much fun to have to strain ones eyes to observe critical information. It was another good opportunity though to learn, for which I am grateful!
We have had lot's of stressful things going on lately in our lifes and my blog was moved in priorities down the list a bit. Some of you who stay in touch with me regularly know why I haven't been updating my blog lately. I do appreciate all of you who follow this blog and who give valuable comments and input!