Next lesson I attempted from Life Book 2016 was with Annie Hamman. This is her main lesson - I shared her Bonus lesson about being fearless in February. Again starting with one of my favourite bases - collage, I wasn't sure how I'd go with such a "painterly" face... here's what happened.
My faces are coming along (only started creating them January last year when I started Life Book), but I still get the proportions wrong at times - especially placement and size of the eyes. This time I got confused because Annie talked about dividing the face into thirds - and I've always thought in halves and half again... I googled images and found this which is VERY helpful as a reference for me for basic proportions. It clarifies that some teachers talk about proportions referencing the head, and some about the face - this was a lightbulb moment for me!
Then I was feeling uncertain about painterly shading, so turned to Jane Davenport's lovely book
Click on the photo to see it larger, or go HERE to see my Flickr album of all my Life Book 2016 projects. You can see all my posts about Life Book this year HERE.