Studying A Portrait By Sargent
It looks like you are focusing on the planes of the face and form in this example. Would you also recommend breaking down portraits into other elements such as value ranges, hot vs. cold or sharp vs. lost edges? Or do you recommend analyzing something else, like a landscape for those types of elements? I think I have a harder time with overall composition and balancing values than anything else, so I wonder if this type of analysis on a portrait is something I should focus on?