This is my first attempt at a more realistic face using lots of different reference of girls, but not sticking to any one specifically. After hours of trying to make it look even human , I don't really feel like I'm getting any impact from the face. I was going for just a calm expression but I think it's a little boring so I'm open to suggestions. I still want to aim for a more subtle expression but she's looking a little too "soul-less" right now.
I'm also at a quandary as to what her hands should be doing, I guess I could have her holding a tea cup or something...I don't know.
Anyway, I keep feeling like my artwork is lacking in "life" and tends too feel stiff and slapped on the canvas - I'd love to be able to give that feeling of capturing a moment in time but my pieces keep looking flat. I've been trying to solve this but I'm still stumped so any critique or impressions you have would be greatly appreciated.