This is my submission for the most recent Different Strokes from Different Folks challenge- a portrait of a fellow DSFDF artist. After artists who wanted to participate submitted their own photos, the blog moderator, Karin Jurick, paired us up with another artist to paint.
I don't know this man's name but his photo was interestingly lit with deep contrasting shadows. I drew a few studies of it before I ended up with the final seen here.
Portrait of a Man
colored pencil on paper
It was hard to paint another person I didn't know. I hope I got his likeness accurately enough and at least close enough to not offend! Unlike painting or drawing a scene with which you can totally fudge, imagine parts of and "take artistic license", someone's face creates a lot more pressure– at least for this realistic artist.
I am happy that it is done and can't wait to see what I end up looking like!