The reverse side of the portrait print is covered with a graphite pencil.
Smear the graphite even denser together with a cloth.
You can already use the portrait templates when drawing the important contours to reproduce shapes correctly.
I'll start this motif with the auricle, or external ear. I used the inside curves of the template and a transparent black/water mixture for the inner curve.
The intermediate results are apparent here. Unrequired paint is removed with an eraser pencil.
I also use a template curve for the earring. I position the template several times here to shape the earring. Any paint mist can be removed with an eraser pencil.
Now shape the hairline. The portrait template once again proves to be a useful tool here.
The background is now lightly produced. Keep away from the facial contour with the portrait template during this.
The intermediate results are apparent here.
Continue with the eyes. I protect the later reflection in the iris using a small curve.
Let's continue with the eyelid. Spray in softer shading.
The lower folds of the lid are misted in with a long drawn out curve.
Hair structures were carefully dabbed out with an eraser pencil. The lid gains a shadow through thin layers of transparent black, and the area between the eyes also receives a light transparent paint layer which is misted in. The eyebrows are created in combination with the template, airbrush and a fine brush.
Additional skin structures are also erased out to different degrees between the eyebrows and the eye using an eraser pencil. The eyelashes were shaped with a fine brush.
The shape of the lips is also developed initially with the aid of the portrait templates. Spray in quivering lines to accentuate the detail of the lip structure. The eraser pencil can be used subsequently to create highlights.
Here's the intermediate result. You can see how the face was modelled with thin paint layers. I employ a structured fabric and sprayed lightly over it with the airbrush to simulate a textile structure on the neck scarf.
Here is the finished portrait.