I’m doing a 100 portrait challenge in order to force myself to get better. Most are pretty quick small. Although I find anything smaller than 5×7 makes it tough to get into the small features in the eyes.
this one I spent more time on, and rendered more.
I like the expression in his eyes and tried to draw attention to it. As always, I struggled with the line that separates light from dark on the left side of the drawing…
the ear seems light in the reference but I think it should be darker?