I miss you, Michael.
This was the first time I'd ever drawn him smiling...and I must say how contagious it is.
His right eye was done entirely by memory because the reference picture I used had hair completely covering one eye. For this portrait, I felt it was important to have both eyes smiling back. Finished!This is the close up of Michael from the whole, finished piece called "Precious Ones".
>> Created with chalk and charcoal on Strathmore series gray charcoal paper. This portrait took around 24 hours.
The full and finished piece:
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