And this was one of those not so right days! Try as much as you like, but it won't happen.
So I painted everything red. No really. And it helped.
And look, its 28th day. Could be 29th, not sure, I don't think I did a great job keeping this log accurate, but either way, now that its either, it makes me content to accept the 30 day rule. Habit forming or not, it definitely helps putting things into a perspective of discipline, hard work, and consistency.
After a few earlier attempts, I fixed few distractions.
Taking up all the available space for the placement of head.
Its a real hard one for me. So, I covered part of the canvas leaving work space peeking through a waste-paper frame. Problem solved. Once reached to the corners, I removed this temporary paper-frame and voila, I have a blank border available and the main subject doesn't seem to confined within.
I have observed some amazing artists work on portraits. They have their own styles, techniques, and rhythm. But they have one thing in common. It is this - the face on the canvas starts to show the likeness right from the beginning. You can tell its going to look right.
I feel its very empowering. Knowing you are going in the right direction boosts your confidence, helps you create better and ultimately earns you respect as an artist. That's what we strive for - being respected by your peers.