I was having a hard time with this portrait as the sketchbook page didnt appreciate all the watercolour I was putting on it. The page deteriorated so badly around the eye area as I shaded some more and ripped through, so I had to reinforce it with a piece of card on the back. The eyes looked so awful, so I decided to go with what was happening and see if I could salvage something from the piece. I added the mask to hide all the mistakes and played with some gel pens till I was happier with the result.
I kept thinking of what Tam teaches us.....its not the destination thats important but rather the journey itself.
That seemed to shut up my inner critic LOL