Sometimes you just have to be ruthless in order to get to the good stuff.
wiped, begin again
finally, the good stuff
I really like like the way this portrait turned out, despite some anatomical imperfections. Very glad I wiped it halfway through.
To my amazement, the whole endeavour took only 1h 15m. I get that my drawings are done very fast, usually about 20-30 minutes in my 9x12 sketchbook with watermedia... but this was an oil portrait, and the first I'd done in a very long time.
Must've been an exceptionally good model.