Project photos are supposed to have the information you need,
but you take whatever information you can find, however pixillated or blurry.
It's frustrating, but poor photographs make you a better artist because they make you think.
You become a detective looking for clues.
Instead of copying, you must have clear reasons and a rational understanding to
make your carving decisions.
|Blurry, grainy photos seem withhold as much information as they give.|
In this photo, there are no clearly defined edges.
However there is information of how light models the forms of her face.
This is perfect for blocking in areas.
Don't worry about the details, get the shadows and highlight in the right places and keep going!