I started with a linear drawing so that I could later focus only on the painting itself. I was very pleased with quite strong drawing that I had done. It wasn´t 100% right but it still worked.
The model was illuminated with a yellowish artificial light coming strongly from the right side. The left part of the face was hidden with dark cool shadow.
Many warm colours appeared on the illuminated part of the face due to the yellowish artificial light – especially many browns, yellows, and ochres. The other side of the face as distinct from it was cooler and darker.