A doodle of good and evil…and other stuff I draw…

A painting of my Dad, part I: sketches

So I started with a real quick watercolor study. Just playing with some real basic color values and composition, not much attention paid to color hues.

Then I go on to do a view graphite studies, here paying closer attention to the form and, once again, values. Values are key in a good portrait. If, say, the hair and skin are too similar in value, then they will blur together.

The whole series:

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