My favorite of the studies; I used a stylized shading technique where i placed thin lines around different layers of shadow before hatching them in or blacking the areas out completely.
The reference image I used^
One of the first studies I did; I didn’t bother to shade the second half of the hair. Her face is jacked up but I don’t care about that since I only meant to get the shading down.
Reference image I used (sorry, I took a pic of my computer screen so its blurry)^
I traced over a photo in order to ascertain how the hard shadows might lay on a face when using this shading technique. I traced because it was meant to be a quick study in preparation for the finished illustration I meant to do, and to review the facial structures.
The image I used ^