The final drawn from a photo. This had several versions and a spectacularly failed first attempt over several days. Still copying what I see and working at getting comfortable with the materials. 9x12 grey toned strathmore paper. Cine charcoal underdrawing with charcaol pencil darks and nu-pastel hi-lights. Next time would not outline shadows of hair with dark line and would simplify the shapes. Although true to the reference, would reduce width of the back and re-compose the image for more head room.
Back to planning and studies: