Always wanted to do a portrait of my father, so this weekend he posed for me and I finished the drawing in the studio. I think it's harder to do a drawing of someone you know so well but I'm pleased with the outcome.
"Dad", charcoal and white chalk on toned paper (NFS)
After having done mostly portraits for a while I thought it would be a good idea to try something else for a change. I started this painting by doing an underpainting, something I don't usually do, but it helped by making me think of the values and drawing first, and worry about color later.