It took a while but I finally got the paint and the brushes I needed to continue with this class. I have never worked with decent artist brushes before but let me tell you that the difference is amazing. The first image is the one I hand drew myself. I am using this as my practice one before the 'good' one. Funny thing is that the shading looks better on it than it does in the so called 'good' one (shown beneath). I thought the colouring was turning out too dark so I lightened it for the second image. The scan makes the shading show up a lot more than reality. All I can say is thank God there is still more to be done.
I must admit this one is so far turning out to be my favourite after a not so good start to the hand drawing. Yes she does look like something out of a Stephen King movie but that will be fixed up soon.
With this one it is too early to say. I am really not happy with the shading so far but hopefully I will be happier with it when the rest of her face goes on.