Usually I don't draw before I paint. I start of with the paints and refine later. But this time I tried to do differently.
Sketch with charcoal. Some basic shapes and comparative placements.
After painting, this is what the face looks like.
Added hair. No background is developed nor the clothing. Again, this is something I usually don't do. I develop the entire area as a whole. Just not this time.
An exercise to get the right colortone with pastels.
The messy workarea, appeals a lot. A reminiscent of the productive day!