I received this terrific new book, "Putting People In Your Paintings." It says to look for abstract shapes, lights and darks. This sketch is the first step. The second step is to use tracing paper and shade the shadow areas. The third step is to use tracing paper and shade in the lights. This trains the eye to see values, shapes, contrasts.
Sadie at the beach. Sadie is my new adopted granddaughter and this is my first sketch of her.