I took a She Art 3 online course with Christy Tomlinson and it is fabulous, she really explains things well. I never finished the course, which I intend to, and I made my first girl. I am pretty rigid with how I paint so everything has to be perfect. I tried to make her warm and comfortable to look at but she is still a bit stiff. Practice and finishing the course will help
I cannot draw or sketch eyes or lips at all so this was a huge challenge for me. My cheeks got a bit too bright and my nose bothers me. I need to improve but first time out not as bad as I thought it would look.
My background papers are from Authentique. I used Faber Castell large Pitt pens, Pental oil pastels and Faber Castell Gelatos. My acrylic paint is Golden.
Her rose collar is acrylic paint mixed with moulding paste to give it dimension. I painted on highlights so they appear real. I used a piece of lace for her choker.
I accept critiquing as it helps me improve so go for it Sandy!
Really I can handle it.
Have a lovely day.