Portraitists must master hair: all colors, styles, textures!

Meet a musical relative of mine! I struggled to portray her, her back turned to show off her locks. (And the resemblance might only be the hair texture (straight, coarse). Her profile is very like her mother and not her grandmother.

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‘Music Maid’ by Carol Lois Haywood; pastel pencil on 12 X 16″ light yellow paperboard (textured)


(And the resemblance might only be the hair texture (straight, coarse). Her profile is very like her mother and not her grandmother.)

Q. Do you see a way I could have made it more obvious that this is a back view with head turned left?

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