A messy but interesting start

I usually pick bony protuberances as my landmarks when I'm drawing a portrait or figure.  So the chin, or a clavicle, or a knee.  Bones stay relatively still.  Today, though, I struggled to get this drawing right, so the artist leading my life group suggested I try using the nose and left eyelash instead.  That did help, even with the eyelash fluttering, but I ran out of time to fix the rest of the features.  Fortunately, it's a two-week pose, so we'll see what next Saturday brings. 

 Geoff Watson, "A start," in progress, oil on panel, 11" x 14," 2017.

Geoff Watson, "A start," in progress, oil on panel, 11" x 14," 2017.