these are the sketches and the final drawing for the second assignment of the Schoolism course I am currently enrolled in. I did more sketching this time and focused less on a final finish.
It was hard to think about exaggeration but still maintaining likeness and paying attention to structure, but also a lot of fun. When doing the final I tried a technique I learned while doing the first assignment. It is basicly taking pencil-dust that I get from sharpening and smudge with the tip of my finger the basic big shapes in. It worked really good with the Tom Hanks picture, but with Nancy it was like: "where are my lines?!" So after covering all my lines with the pencil - dust I fought with the drawing always thinking of starting over. Maybe I should have, but I ran out of time. So I am not too happy with the end result.
Things to consider in the future: if someone has dark eyes, make them really dark; make eyes the same size, when seen from the front; zoom out to get the weight easier; when the forehead is small, the chin is usually bigger and the other way around; exaggerate what is there; don't invent shapes, look closer and take your time; sketch longer if necessary; exaggeration is not only making stuff bigger!
And here is something to listen to while working: