This one is approx. 22×18, taking about 3-4 hours. I had a great weekend in the studio. Experimenting a bit with tools that I just haven’t spent much time using.
In my world of engineering, symmetry is a part of design almost daily. So this gentleman’s beard bothered me somewhat. I often have to convince myself that symmetry is not always the norm in art, and with portraiture, it can lead to great character representation.
I have a huge respect for some of today’s artists and their charcoal drawing capabilities. Their drawing skills and understanding of values are something I hope to achieve through more of these kinds of drawing sessions.
Thanks to skydancerstock on DeviantArt.com for the reference.