I get extremely nervous doing portraits of people I actually know.
I fear I will draw them in a way that they may find offensive I guess. I have always preferred to draw fantasy art as that way it is less likely to be compared to anything else, judged or harshly critiqued.
Nonetheless, as a learning process and to further my skill, I try to do any and every subject I can. Even portraits, which are by far my most trying subject.
I was lucky to grow up with quite a beautiful group of children. I am blessed to still speak to many of them today. I always found this young lady stunning. Truly beautiful both inside and out.
When she agreed to allow me to do her portrait I was honored!!!!