So I begin here in charcoal on paper 14"x 17", with the head, too much too early at this time.
The photo depicts the composition for the figure and head, but the background will become a small section of the universe/outer space rather than what is shown in this photo.
I'm referencing Andrew Loomis, drawing heads and hands. My next step is to draw once more in charcoal to iron out some of my problems here, then move to drawing the same but better, in oil on canvas. Studies of planes in the face and head coming next.
Ordinarily in portraiture "the look a like" is not important, but in this case it is somewhat important. Further studies and practice of parts of the face, the hands in oil on canvas are forthcoming.
It's a challenge here to pull up our socks and restore some sort of integrity about things once again.
So I may appear to be jumping around from one painting to another until better settled, Haha!🤣😂