Using Adobe Photo’chop
The differences between my cartoon sketch and the photo shoot are immense, but not to worry, Lasso tool is here! Make a selection with the Lasso, then select Copy Merge and Paste in Place. This will create a flattened layer of your selection that can now be scaled and distorted to fit into place. I use an airbrush to erase the cut marks for a clean finish.
Render the image
My sketch is slowly moulding into a more accurate depiction of my subject. I work like a sculptor, pushing and pulling until the shapes and proportions become more coherent. After a break, I get my fresh eyes on the painting and continue to push the drawing, colour, value and of course, my brush quality.