Hi. I'm so happy to share the first project to your class.
I have used this reference image:
I wanted to have a happy model, and I didn't see that you have added references to class resources.
First I drew the lines:
I prefer to draw without the grid (and my art instructor really drilled this skill). Unfortunately, my glaze was too dark and line too soft, and I lost most of it :(((
Then I added some color:
I had to redraw most of facial features here, as line work was mostly lost. Also I lost the facial expression of the smile here.
And now the painting with pallet knives. I had a hard time controlling what will appear on the paper. I don't hate the end result, but I was hoping for something better. Hair is nice, but other features aren't defined enough. Colors have mixed too much and are too thick.
Next time I will try the following things:
* less reworking of color on canvas
* heavy gel medium
* bigger paper
Anyway, this was a fun project, and I'm glad that I took this class.