I could not believe the result, I think if I would see this by mistake before going to bed I'd have nightmares.
So I tried again:
OhMyGod!!! What's with those eyes??!! I pulled out Loomis's book and also checked the videos on proko.com. This is third trial:
At least this one looks more human. There is one major problem though - it does not look like my friend at all. Not even 5% like the sketches made Monday.
I think the problem is with the angles. The only time I was able to draw a face that resembled the original was when I scrupulously paid attention to the angles. This is the next step - redo the sketch, apply Loomis to find the placement of the features and then pay attention to the angles. I enlarged the pic on my computer, hopefully that will help. This will definitely be the topic of practice for the next few weeks at the portrait meeting.