For the final piece, the first thing I do is to draw the eyes and I work around them until I have the basic layout of the subject. For shading, I go back to the eyes. I do this because for me, they are the most expressive part of the face.

Also, you can generally find the brightest and the darkest shades in a relative small area, so solving the eyes helps me to better calibrate the rest of the shadows.

Sofia Bonati (Argentina / UK)

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