You live, they say, and you learn.
How right they are. Today’s lesson: draw the face first. Don’t get distracted by the lovely new brush you’ve found that you can build into a really quite realistic rendering of the fur on this woman’s parka.
No: draw in her narrow, thoughtful features. The thin mouth. The sharp nose. The gentle eyes. Draw in the lines that reveal how much older she is than the coat might make you think.
And remember: there is no sight more endlessly fascinating than the human face. No, not even the heavily furred collar of a puffy green parka. Not even that.