That's how I felt about the people in this painting. The challenge was to make these people look realistic with just a fuzzy old photo taken while driving to reference. So at 4 AM, I stepped back and realized I had made it over the major hurdle. The colors were all pretty much spot on.
The one area that I knew I was going to have to call in back-ups for was... the dude's face. I am not good with faces. They end up looking cartoony, and I can only imagine what it would look like WITHOUT any information to base it on!!! The ladies face will be covered by the border so I don't care about her.
THIS is what I have to work with:
What am I supposed to do with that?!?! I can't just leave it as some amorphous thing!. So I am enlisting one of my drawing instructors at the academy... and luring him over with the promise of something edible for dinner tonight, in order to figure out how to put a face on this due without it looking stupid.