Re: Weekend sketch
I'm wondering if the clients you have really want extreme detail or want a good likeness but don't know how else to communicate that. You may want to show them some photos of Augustus Saint Gauden's portraits as part of a campaign to educate your clients. Let them know that a portrait can be a work of art, and that involves the magic ingredient of the unimpaired artist's vison at work. Then prove it by trusting your instincts more rather than believing you must conform to a standard that is not true to your higest ideals.