I completed this portrait drawing during the afternoons over a couple of weeks. The sitter, an engaging and cheery actress named Emily, was an absolute pleasure to draw and managed to hold a fairly awkward head position without it showing in her expression. I love the averted gaze and the tilt to the head, which has a nice way of implying a third party in addition to the artist.
Due to the angled position of the head, it took some time in the early stages to get the facial features aligned and working together, structurally - but the initial efforts paid off and has yielded a pleasing, peaceful, atmospheric drawing.
Aspiring artist, training in the classical tradition.