Making Faces...

About face...

I had initially decided not to sketch the faces of my brides, because I felt it made the sketch look less like a fashion illustration and more like a portrait, taking the attention away from the dress itself.  I actually quite enjoy drawing faces, but an artists rendition is never exact, so I knew the face would only resemble the "essence" of the bride, whereas I take pride in being as exact as possible when illustrating the dress. 

That said, I actually LOVE sketching faces, and will now offer sketches including a face as an option!