This drawing took alot longer than I expected - mainly because I've been busy, and only had small bits of time to work on it.
I used HB, 6B and 9B... graphite pencils. I blended this drawing alot... used blending stick, tissue, and paint brush... also used tons of graphite.
The likeness isn't as good as I'd like... The reference photo is:[link]
On this drawing, I graphed it, and measured it carefully to try and match the reference...
I would love comments or critiques that will help me get a better likeness. Are the eyes shaped wrong... in the wrong spot? The nose, mouth and hair... is there anything I could change to make the likeness better? I look and look until every thing blurs... I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong?
1st try: [link]
2nd try: [link]