Having nothing better to do with myself, I painted a picture as an exercise. Why don't I spend this time working on the pictures I have promised my friends?
Yay for wrinkly shirts, a bit of pop, and a picture done in one session. Boo for working at a resolution that I can't seem to make look as good as I want, not enough pop, especially on the eyes, and losing track of things.
When looking at the initial sketch and progression, it becomes apparent that I messed up this picture. I ended up losing the line of the side of her face as I painted, eventually settling on something not as good as the sketch. Lesson learned: If you have a sketch you like, try to refer back to it.