Encouraged by everyone (thank you, ALL of you!) to keep at it, I decided to try a portrait of El Duque. I saved myself from the humiliation of feet and other things I really find difficult and only did a head/face portrait. I should mention the portrait was better until for reasons I don’t even understand, I tried to fix something using a pen, so now there a bit of a dome and there wasn’t until that final error.
In doing any kind of art, it really pays to know when to put down the tools and back away. I can’t begin to say how many times I’ve ruined something by doing “just one more little thing.” Knowing when you’re done — especially in art — is really important. And if I wasn’t working in pen, I could have fixed it.
Still, it’s a pretty good picture and it looks like the Duke. We asked him and he said he liked it. If the Duke thinks it’s okay, I guess it’s okay 👌