I haven't take a log of classes so I am not sure if the way I am doing my online lessons is correct or not. But while I watch the videos I don't usually do the actual photo reference, usually try to find a reference similar but then work through the process with that photo.
This is a lesson that Kara Bullock did in my online course and, well, it was just fascinating to me. So in this case I made an exception as I really like the pose for this. I looked for something similar but didn't find it. The lighting in this is really interesting and hard to come by.
However, I took a little liberty with the background as I always struggle with making them interesting.
Learned so much in this lesson, the colors are not what I would normally use in the skin tones so really just expanded that option so much.
Thanks much for stopping by and taking a look.