artworkshops.tv. One by watercolorist Mary Whyte and a drawing video by Susan Lyon. Both are excellent and will view them again as soon as I can.
The photo above is a quick practice of the technique Susan Lyon uses but please, don't judge her video by this 15 min. practice piece of mine, because she is an excellent artist and instructor. She begins with the eyes and in the video she used a conte pencil while I used an H pencil. She takes her time to measure each small area (which I didn't do) and uses a paper towel to blend/smooth areas (which I didn't do). She also begins with the dark areas using light strokes. I hope to begin a drawing of my SIL today and will be using a black conte on bristol board vellum.
On another note, Mom continues to improve. She is moving easier, is able to play Canasta and is getting a bit grouchy ha ha. Thank you all for your kind thoughts and well wishes for her.