Hey all, I'm Ryan. Very new to art, painting, and portraits. The quality of my posts for a while will likely be far below what is usually posted but hopefully you guys can bear with me.
Here is the painting from this morning, practicing with acrylics on paper 8 x 11:
Reference photo was George S. Stuart's painting of Ferdinand:
I blocked in a lot (helmet, body/necklace, ect) and focused on the facial features. The nose was a the main concern, as I have struggled the most with them since I started. Still kind of thrilled that it actually resembles a nose.
Didn't want to flood the thread with a thousand pictures, so for anyone interested here is a imgur gallery of other sketches/progress made over the last month.
Thanks for reading! All C/C welcome...I know there's a way to go but I felt it was important to "join the community" so to speak rather than practice alone.