And I thought I was done with these faces--HA! It seems not. What I seem to be working on now is the grays--or rather the lines that make up the grays. I tried a little of that before, but I see that the direction of the lines makes all the difference in the world, and I obviously need a whole lot more practice.
These top two (#30 and #31, if one were counting) are from reference photos I took myself--pretty much for the sole purpose of using them as reference photos. I wonder if the people in the pictures would be interested in a print of themselves--not that they look all that much like the person anyway. I know I would like one.
And, oh, the simplicity of straight black and straight white. What a joy that is! It's so much faster to cut, and so much simpler to deal with and think about, and I do like the results.
But no--I think I need to work on this some more......