I got Suziblu's Self Guided Portrait course as a Christmas pressie but haven't done much about it as I haven't yet got all of the supplies... but I couldn't put it on hold for any longer so although I still need stuff I decided I will do what I can with what I have for now and do some simple graphite and/or coloured pencil work.
I adore Suziblu's style and her gorgeous artwork so I am going to have a ball with this course... I am hoping that I can follow her amazing tutorials but still develop a style of my own :-D Wish me luck.
I'll tell you what though... I learned a lesson straight away...protect your work from your own fingers!! The dark blobs on the side of my girlie's left eye are from the oil on my fingers where I have touched the paper and the it has absorbed more of the graphite....aaaaargh. In this instance it doesn't spoil my sketch too much but I am going to be ever so much more careful in future.
Thanks for looking