Or maybe not "make up for," but I do keep trying.
I haven't posted in a week because I was diligently working on a portrait of Handsome in oil paint, and I didn't want to do the Saran Wrap On The Scanner method of documentation, because that came out pretty weird.
So I waited until the portrait was dry enough to scan. (Turned out not to be quite dry enough, because now there are oil blobs on the scanner. Oops.)
It's not terribly, terribly, depressingly bad, but the man is actually much better looking, and his chin, while chiseled and dimpled,
is not so overwhelmingly large.
Then, since I generally get more enjoyment out of watercolor portrait sketching, I set out to improve upon my attempt,
this time, in watercolor.
I think it might be wise to stick with
portraits of people I do not know.