Skills and Techniques:
It might be helpful to think about the face in terms of the shapes you see (oval for the eye). Have a look at this clip which talks more about geometry in art : https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=136&v=il9xDpbw9W4&feature=emb_logo
Take another look at the portrait chosen as inspiration. Van Gogh uses different types of line to add texture to his portrait. Take a look at these different line types. Which lines do you think Van Gogh makes use of the most?
Taking a further look at Van Gogh’s portrait we can see that he uses shading to show creases in his clothes and enhance features on his face. These links below show how to practise simple shading and blending: