For the past two weeks in my head painting class, I've been learning how to create silhouettes from life. It's really hard to do. However, I've been getting more comfortable. In week 1, I drew out the portrait using paint, and when it came time to fill it in with black, it got too muddy and it was hard to paint the details. So in week 2, I sketched it out with a prismacolor pencil (it's waxy enough to stick on canvas paper) rather than with paint because it was easier to draw the forms of the face.
I am less frustrated than I was a week before. (: