, there is much truth in what you say- and I appreciate the respect you show my work in your comments.
I can see many faults with both the portraits from this Sunday- the structure is only one of them. I will make no excuses.
But I believe in posting even when they are not my best. I am here to learn- and they are -of the moment- in that place- of those people. I humbly submit my works!
I try not to compare my work to others- to be inspired by their work- yes, and do what I can do on the day! (Oops that sounded like an excuse!)
This is the most challenging artwork I do- no second chances, because if I make a mistake- there's no time to correct. This also makes it worth-while and the best learning experience (drawing without a net!)
I have painted a few portraits completely from life- but at the moment I don't have anyone to sit for me, for the hours required for a more finished portrait. I am planning one in the next couple of weeks, though.
I repeat- thank you for your structured and helpful comments!