I have never really been a big fan of portraits for tattoos, but I started by sketching this to see if I “still got it” and after all, I want to be able to tackle this for anyone that wants a portrait.
The upperlips though are too, whats it called…. marked/dark/lined ;)
And I would love to see your refference picture ;)
^definitely what Lenn said. Portraits are very tricky. Keep sketching from life and what he’s talking about will “click” one day. You’ve got the raw skill and with just a little bit more refinement I really think you can blow people away.