I posted my last portrait on a popular Facebook drawing group, and someone helpfully suggested that if I wanted to draw realistic portraits, I should spend some time looking in the mirror and drawing every day.
Been doing that for 5 months so far – guess it’s not working!
Seriously though, once upon a time that comment would have really upset me. But things are different now. I know what I’m doing, what I’m working towards. I have successes and I have failures, but it’s unlikely that anyone else but me would know which is which.