For the past four Christmases (give or take) Tony and I have had the pleasure of sharing our Eve dinner with Carol, my brother’s mother-in-law.
Fortunately, even when her daughter moved to Colorado, Carol continued to liven our celebration, back here in Minnesota.
This is one of my favorite of the series. The free and lively line-work is well suited to the subject. You can see I didn’t fuss over this one too much. There are still some ‘guide-lines’ evident from the vertical axis under the nose and the horizontal axis between the eyes. I use these in the sketch phase to get a general sense of where the features should end up on the face. Here, I didn’t feel it was necessary to completely erase them.
For fun, compare this drawing to the much more controlled and studious drawing of her daughter. What’s good about each approach, what don’t you like as much?