Looking at my portrait, I think that I succeeded in expressing the facial structure of my subject, because I think that the parts of the face like the cheek bones, nose, and chin are very defined, giving my charcoal portrait a realistic and three dimensional look and feel. One of the biggest challenges in drawing the portrait was in drawing the bridge of the nose, because the shadows on the face made the nose seem curved, so it was difficult to find a compromise between the actual nose bridge and the shadows to make the nose bridge seem straight. Aside from that, I also struggled with the shape of the eyes because I felt that the original trace that Mr. Northcott did for me didn’t express the eyes well enough, so I ended up going back and changing the placement, shape, and pupil placement of the eyes multiple times. If I could do a second draft of my portrait, or if I had longer time to do the portrait, I would have redid the hair and eyes another few times because I am still not entirely satisfied with how they look.
Here is a photo of my portrait work in progress:
Here is my final portrait: