Recently I began working on a portrait - it was to be in Oils, but I always start with a drawing.
|Drawing study, pencil|
|Gloopy mess - if you can't see much, rest assured, I couldn't either...|
|slowly working on top of the underlayer|
|This is where it is so far, with another layer to go on everywhere.|
Why am I telling you this?
So that you understand that even when you’ve been doing this for a long time, there are always times which hurt more than others. And the only thing to do is carry on, anyway.