This was painted with the small portrait group I belong to, and with the portrait challenge on paintingfriends. My aim with this reference was to try to capture the mood more than anything else. I was going for sulky, but I think I just ended up with sad, or possibly evil. It looks even scarier in real life...
There are, um, fairly major issues with the features (the mouth is especially wonky and the eyes aren't great either). Sometimes these portraits just plain get away from you, and I got fed up of fiddling to try to get it right. I think I'll call this one:
'I'm having a bad day'
Reference photo was from Grunge on WetCanvas. Twas an interesting exercise but I don't think I'll be hanging this one on the wall :-)
Acrylic, 11 by 15"