This is Jax. I recently put out a call for people to send me photos of themselves so that I could practise more. Jax very kindly got her hubby to take some photos of her which she emailed. I loved one of her in a hat, so decided to go with that one.
As always the initial outlines.
I wasn't confident with producing the texture/fabric of the hat, so I began with that.
and then I moved onto the darkest darks, which were mostly in the hair.
then some of the shading.
here I shaded the ear and added more hair.
more work on the eyes.
working across the face, left to right to avoid smudging.
and all done..