My portrait drawing instructor has another photo-based self-portrait project assigned to us. I do find it hard adapting to another’s direction of my artistic process.

(Grateful to say, I was able to reduce my stress level over the disappointing first graphite effort earlier today. So then I could work on a different photo for creating a charcoal treatment.)

At least I get my choice of 3 different poses, nicely developed for value contrast. This is my second stage sketching in charcoal pencil. Here I seek out the major shapes and the directional relationships among them. Others may work differently. I am much more 3-D than 2-D, and this sketch shows that trait.

Q. Do you find you think of drawing heads and figures more as a flat space problem?–or as a dimensional space problem? –Or have you ever asked yourself this question?