This week’s Let’s Face It lesson moved from 3/4 portraits to profile portraits. Ack! My nemesis. I had mixed feelings about moving onto this section of the course: trepidation because I find drawing profiles so challenging and excitement because the lessons might actually help me overcome my difficulties with profiles. The first lesson was a gentle introduction with a suggestion of a couple of techniques to assist in drawing accurate profile shapes. For reasons too dull to explain, I did not use either technique and instead just freehand drew the profile. What’s more, to make it extra challenging, I decided to draw in India ink. What was I thinking? The concentrated black ink on the left covers up a multitude of attempts at getting the profile right. I also regret not using better quality paper as the way the diluted ink saturated into the paper has left it all looking blotchy and patchy. I also let the whole drawing become way to dark. Oh dear. Hopefully the only way is up with profiles.