Here is the five-value sketch of Friend’s-Daughter. (The three-value is on 9/3.) It is a tiny bit closer to likeness, not that I was aiming very high :). … So, what have I learned?
That scarf is actually lighter than she is in the photo, but I don’t want all the attention to go there. She looks like a ghost in this sketch with the lightest value on her face, but I plan to make her skintone just a little lighter than the scarf, and bring the scarf down a little bit. I want her face to stand out from all the background noise. I feel a little better now, thinking I should be able to keep that giant flower IN the background as long as I do it dark enough and gray the bright color down. Wish me luck, as the flower is bright pink.
I hope I have patience enough to hang in there with that scarf. I have been flummoxed by folds in fabric in the past :P.