I always say that I don't 'do' people, even though I really want to.
This began as J, but one needs a model for more than 5 seconds. It's tough to ask for more from an 8 yo, the bugger. Hence, the inspiration is J, but it doesn't look like him. Other details aren't quite anatomically correct b/c of nothing to compare it to. Alas.
I could fix it, but I have begun forcing myself to stay with the spirit of my intention at the outset - a quick pencil sketch, in this case. Doing and capturing are more important than perfection, even tho the original, fleeting model, himself, is perfection, except for that wiggle worm stuff.
It's beautiful. I was never able to "do" people. Jealous!
Judging by an old photo, I'd say Not Too Shoddy. But you're right, not a portrait.
Sheesh, Ron. You can't even see. How can I believe you?
(Kidding - hope the new treatment really is working for you!)
I try to sketch something of Max from time to time. I especially like the angle of his face when he has his head slightly bowed when he's coloring, but I need more than 2 seconds to capture the outline. Working from photos just isn't the same, is it?
It's very nice rendering, though, and I agree that you shouldn't rework anything. It's just right.
My vision has been getting better, though it's not perfect yet. I now have hope, though!
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