This is what I got done the first two days this week: cleaned up the face a bit, and darkened some areas to give them more depth. I like my work in pencil to be somewhat 3-dimensional if I can do it. I also began to define the pot.
The benefits of taking photos as you go along is becoming more apparent to me. When I took this one I realized that the tone under the arm was not graduated enough. I didn't like how the arm shadow was working, nor the armpit, and I realized the cuff was not right.
In the photo below I think I corrected those. What do you think?
Also my son came over and did a little mini critique and showed me some ideas for finishing by manipulating a photo on his I-phone. I'm
going to try it and see how it goes. I think it will make the drawing more dramatic, which is always my goal. I like stuff with a punch!