Members of the group post photos of themselves for other members to paint/draw.
I was the 700 and something member.
I discovered the group through Gila Rayberg, a long time Flickr friend. I followed the group as a spy. Daily. It took me at least a year of spying to have the courage to join in and then... I did.
It has been a while since I drew portraits, and drawing from photos was never any of my expertise. In the past, when I did portraits paintings or drawings it was always from life. Getting used to the 2D of a photo was a challenge. I still struggle with it. Every portrait that I make is a huge task. Some are more successful than others, some are bad, so bad that I have not posted them.
I do my best to choose different media. The most amazing thing for me is that I discovered the pastels... never touched them before during my 30 plus art years.
My first portrait was this:
THANK YOU JULIA.