I was happy to be sketching yesterday. But, I knew the sketch was off. For today's project, I decided to take the photograph, and add a layer in Photoshop. In the new layer, I sketched all of Pearl's features on top of the photo. It was like tracing a picture instead of drawing it yourself. I thought it would be easy, but once you draw on top, it is hard to see what is under and whether you got it right or not. So I started drawing with a more transparent brush, that helped, but ultimately, the sketch was way too light. And as you can see from today's sketch, her nose still needs more shading. Then I made the photograph invisible and worked just on my sketch. I found the Blur tool. That is cool! It blends the fine pencil lines to make it look more smooth, like watercolor. Occasionally, I would view the real photo underneath to check my progress. It was kind of fun.