I have never been confident with drawing portraiture and as a result, have always avoided it where possible. This year, I've decided to face this fear head on. You can never have a perfect piece of drawing but you'll never improve if you don't practice. 

So with this new mindset, I turned on my favourite podcast, pencil in hand and started drawing. And you know what? It wasn't as scary as I thought. Just like drawing animals and botanicals, it is all about applying layers and being patient. Trust your process and let it guide you along the way.  

I have kept this drawing quite monochromatic as I feel it can be too distracting with full colour, I might try another one will full colour one day, but for the moment I'm content and am looking forward to doing more in the future.