This is a picture drawn from memory of a woman who works in our local optician. Needless to say, it doesn’t look anything like her! I think I haven’t got enough shadow into her face and her hair is not solid enough. I can see the benefit of drawing individual features to compile a catalogue of eye shapes to draw on.
For this exercise I did some preliminary drawings. I was interested in how the reflection is framed by the mirror.
Fig. 3. I like this drawing. The different textures of the skin, hair and the shirt work well and I like how the frame of the mirror works within the frame of the page.
Fig. 4. I’m not keen on this picture because I look at bit like a crazy drunk. I wanted to push my face close to the mirror but this distorted how I could see and measure my face. Cropping the picture actually makes it more effective (Fig. 5).