Canvas covered. Now only modelling and detail parts are to be done. I am using a 20 year old canvas of mine. I did not like the old painting so I brought it from home this time. Now 20 year old old paint layer will act as oil primer!
It seems that I need to start this again. Painting once or twice a week is not enough. Get up early, pick up newspaper and start drawing on large newsprint sheets. This is more or less how I draw, with a single charcoal stick, conte or a crayon pencil. These people are from newspapers - convicts, faces from obituary, ads etc. These are not known people, so I don't have an extra pressure of likeness.
@Julianna thanks! I don't find much time to paint these days but have to. These two babies are like the two apples of our eyes @Forgiveness this is just a basic photo but you can edit it the way you want to.