No, I didn't do two in a day this time. The first one was started late last night and finished today before moving on to the second.
And that first one was a bit tricky, not just because it's two heads instead of one, but also because the ref had one of those smartblur filters that smooth the skin. It makes it hard to find the planes of the face and I had to "guess" at a few things.
I enjoy painting the "glass" part of glasses. All that reflection, refraction and distortion is fun to do and you can make some realistic effects without much effort. But it's the frames I struggle with, mainly because they involve smooth lines and sharp edges, both of which are always a recurring problem with me.
For these recent ones I've been drawing them in with my usual jittery hand and then stroking quickly along them with the palette knife to "smoosh" out all the wobbly edges.
Sadly when I use guides/selections/smoothing those lovely straight edges never fit in with the "style" of the rest of my smeary messy pictures. It looks like something from a different image has been pasted in.