This is a graphite drawing that I have taken from a vintage photo of my dear mother that was taken on the night of her engagement to my dad some 67 years ago. I worked and worked on this and I still can't seem to get a life-like image. What am I doing wrong. I do know that once I get started that I get anxious to get it finished and I'm sure that I am rushing through some important aspects of the drawing. I will probably revisit it before I sign and spray with a fixative.
Comments and suggestions welcome.