The plan was to draw a simple portrait based off the Pinterest reference, but I was really intrigued if I could challenge myself with more details. More details meant more patience, and I'm sure a lot of people who know me would agree that I am quite the impatient individual.
I really enjoyed drawing the sketch, and went all out with the details. This, despite knowing full well that I might fall short when I start coloring.
The drawing took me almost 7 hours spread over a couple of days to finish. I kept repeating the colors time and time again, before I settled with just "I don't care anymore, just let me finish this."
I contemplated drawing lineart, but ended up scrapping the idea. If I want to learn to digitally paint without lineart on the final work, then I have to start somewhere.