I'm doing the super hard part now: making ot look real.
I'll keep pushing it until it's as good as I can get it. I'm going to let everything go until I get her looking legit (otherwise what's the point).
All I have skills-wise are: my eyes and patience and determination (which is patience I realize). TWO SKILLS! "Skills". hahhaahhaha
Ho man, one time my art teacher went around the room asking every student, what percentage is talent, what percentage is patience etc. and I was the only one to get it right. He saved me for the end and it was glorious.
Hopefully I lined everything up enough to set myself up for success. Sigh. It's not going to be easy, but I do love the process. I love doing it. I love being brave enough to try and eventually getting a little bit of success that no one's ever had before.
Wish me the best, though cuz I've never pushed this large of an oil painting this far before.
Tricks I can use: step back, look at it upside down, squint, compare it to pictures, create pictures of myself doing the pose, look up youtube tutorials, take breaks, take pictures and look at a smaller version, and... do a dance -keeping it fun.
haha dammit I now see that I have to move my left eye to the right. Of course I'll dot that because I'm SO BRAVE!!!! I wish I had a buddy to tell me what parts are off so it doesn't take me so long. I could just project it, but I owe it to myself to be 100% proud of my accomplishment. Go me.