This week I chose to sketch, yet another photo of my daughter reading under a tree in our backyard. I finished the sketch, but something just wasn't right to me. I didn't like how her face looked. Not only did it not look like my daughter, it didn't seem realistic.
So I decided to start over on the front of her face, making her forehead rounder and longer. Then I added some freckles. I like this one much better, but it looks more like my 12 year old than my 8 year old. I'm sure it has something to do with the proportions and angles of her face and head, but I haven't figured that out yet. I'm pretty sure it has to do with the face needing to be fuller. I'll play with that more next time.