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Head Portrait, Woman, Surprised (Value Painting / Sketch)

woman female surprised head up mouth open

My daily head painting practice. This one I struggled a bit with.  Because the the perspective was above the viewer’s eye and I not used to drawing a head at such a angle.  But I made it though. I went a half hour over and still didn’t have time for the hair or blending the face so this picture is still quite raw.  I thought the teeth and open mouth would be difficult but it was actually much easier then I anticipated.

Painted in Photoshop
Time spent 1 1/2 hours
copyright 2013 maugryph

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2 thoughts on “Head Portrait, Woman, Surprised (Value Painting / Sketch)”

    1. For my daily head portraits, I do use references. Mostly from my own photos or from a stock collection I purchased years ago. I also have some 3d models I use for reference to practice more extreme angles or when I’m bored. I only use someone’s photo if I have permission and I will put a link in the description to that photo.

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