|A drawn study I did the day before.|
|I was already struggling with looking up at the study but "seeing" his head as Velazquez did from above. Not to make excuses but there is glass over the painting and it is more difficult to 'see the paint'.|
|I tried putting in some darker transparent to help the drawing, but I didn't go far enough with compressing the shadow values...especially the orbits of the eyes, or the side and lower facial planes. I can see that now...but I jumped in with color.|
At this point I did a bit more and then called it a day. I felt pretty discouraged.