This is one of a number of drawings I've completed from a bust of Paris, which I bought a couple of years ago. I'd attempted the same subject several times before but was never particularly happy with the result. The subject is pretty complex, particularly because of the hair!
With this drawing I was aiming to get a better sense of the bust existing in space and to focus on a more 'academic' rendering of the form. There are still quite a few elements that could take some improvement. As usual, there's plenty of scope for improving my handling of edges. I also think I could have improved the illusion of space with a better sensitivity to modelling the 'big form' before getting into the detail.