Less = more

Sometimes smudges that are very real in a picture are nothing but disturbing and misunderstood in a sketch. In that case some retouche will be applied in the portrait to keep the skits as real looking as possible.

Original of a young lady for a dear friendPortrait of a young lady for a dear friend
As I started this anniversary gift, I realized that the dirty face of the girl will appear un-real if I try to recreate it in the sketch, therefore ignoring them. And by doing so I recreated the cheeks using my imagination creating a Less = More realistic image.

(You want to see more of one of these two pictures? Than use the slide in the center of them)