So I had to brainstorm some ideas of photo reference. I found one – a profile image on google+ – I assume if a person is using a particular image for their profile picture they must like it. And so, decided to use it.
I had to enlarge the subjects glasses, because I knew how much she wanted to get the same pair but in a bigger size, but couldn’t find them. So I took advantage of being able draw anything I want and scaled them up a bit. Though I realized in future I have to be careful with that, because it might affect the resemblance of the art work when compared to the with he original photo. When one object becomes different in size, it can affect the proportions of other elements in relationship to each other.