Normally I avoid portraits because of the need to get everything "just right" with facial features. I was up all night and decided to give this a go. This is my cousin's granddaughter Juliet. And although there is much room for improvement, I was actually pleased it turned out as it did.
Strathmore Softcover journal and mechanical pencil.
The eyes are a bit on the large size but then Juliet has large beautiful eyes anyways. And the hairline should be up further as her forehead should be a little larger. But overall, I feel pretty good with this.
Unfortunately...........something I tend to goof on.............I misjudged size on paper. I started with the eyes and worked from there giving this little angel a "hair cut" :-)
I used a stump to blend but didn't want to blend all my pencil lines out.