There weren't any faces on the front page of the Sunday Seattle Times. There were people, but most of them had their backs to the camera or were way off and too small to see. There was one headshot of a columnist, but my paper had a smudge over him. And there was a very small picture of the Fab Four, which I found just a little too intimidating.
So, I found this picture on A3 and I liked the odd angle of the image. I can definitely say I've never drawn anyone at this angle before.
This is a semi-blind contour with ink, then colored with Derwent watercolor pencils and water applied. And, yes I overworked the nose. I always do that with watercolors. They take such a fine touch and I rush in too quickly. Maybe by the end of the month I'll figure that out.
This is drawn from a photo credited to Hans Pennick/Associated Press that was in the Sunday Seattle Times, page A3, February 2, 2014.