Ok just barely started, long way to go, but is this ever fun.
I’m trying to decide how to do the window behind. In the original photo it was a sunny summer day out there, with beach towels reflected hanging over the edge of the porch. Is it cheating if I just say it’s night now?
This is my eldest but the other night when I was working on it and had just started roughing it in — was desperately trying to not let myself be intimidated by the fact that it’s a person and then a FACE… a face of someone I know and love — it slowly started to change to look more like my other son. Who I also love to bits. Right now it’s a real mix of the two. It really made me stop and think about their features in a detail I hadn’t before, even though I know those faces like the back of my hand.
But you know what? I didn’t have to confess that. I could have said it was spot on and I’m a genius.
I’m anxious to get back and try to see if I can figure out how to bring it back to the right kid. And I’m feeling like quite a brave girl for taking a stab at a portrait!