This is a drawing (still in-progress) for the family series I'm currently working on, see lil' man and Lauren. I have two additional drawings to complete the entire family. This portrait is of a good friend of mine and an excellent photographer, Michael VaughAn. I have a link to his site in the left hand column.
I'm really working on these portrait to be very detailed in the face while maintaining a looseness everywhere else. I want to carry that feeling more into my paintings. I feel it creates alot of visual excitement.
Now, this drawing reminds me of something that W. Whitaker has taught me when it comes to painting/drawing glasses. And that is you need to take great care in making sure that both elipses of the glass lenses are absolutely the same size. Nothing looks more non-professional than having the lenses of the glasses different sizes or shapes. So let's all make sure we get them right!