I have done some colored pencil work before, including a portrait course I took through Craftsy. I was not familiar with this type of format and wasn't sure if you were supposed to complete all of step 1 and go sequentially through the steps (which is what I did). At no step in the process did my work look like the demos for comparison. I am now at the last step and I think my little girl looks more like Bilbo Baggins! I suppose I did learn some things, though. Also, I would have like to have a guide for substituting colors. I did find one on-line but it was virtually impossible to read.
I think it would be helpful color the face and eyes before the hair. Also, don't forget the eyelashes! I did like the approach because it "allowed" for the black to show through. I also used Tuscan Red in between the lips As a portrait artist, I think I tried to put too many layers on the face and started to scratch the paper.
Still have not received my order.
The materials are good quality but there are some places where instructions can be improved. I will send these to you when I complete all the projects I have