This is my first portrait and I literally have no idea what Im doing, I think its called winging it
I did a grisaille to begin with then realised I wanted a different BG so changed that and realised I should paint the hair roughly in or my skin colours would be out.
So Im now working on skin colours with glazes and adjusting anything else as I go including where my values don't quite work.
The eye on the right ( our right) is slightly out still and I haven't touched the eyebrows or eyelashes or lips yet which makes him look a bit odd, or finished any area yet....
Any comments/suggestions appreciated, Im about 6 hours in with the 3rd pic.
Oil on stretched canvas, 16" by 12"