As some of you may know, I am focussing my effort this summer on improving my artistic skills drawing people. It is the biggest and most important challenge any artist faces in my opinion- truly capturing the essence of another human being.
I completed these two portraits today, though I may decide to tweak them further. The first model is a work started in Carol Peeble's portrait class. The second is one I tackled on my own. It is of my dear friend, Vic Shepherd, a New Orleans troubador who makes this living playing music for social events. I feel I captured his jovial spirit.