Time: 6.5 Hours (approximately)
Paper was trashed so bleed and slippery paper wasn’t fixable. I think it was the gel pen’s fault*. So, I started over. Again. Sketched out face/features last night for about 2 hours and then re-started in earnest with my Copics for about 4.5 hours tonight.
So far, so good. Much happier with this version than the muddy shitshow the last one was. Eyes are MUCH better. Less dead, vacant stare. More actual human.
Also? I still love drawing stubble. #fact
*Did you know that nail polish remover can remove gel pen? I didn’t. But tried it on the other drawing and it totally worked. Well, not enough to fix the paper, but it still worked. It was like MAGIC.