I’d like to do some more work from reference, even if my style will probably always be at least somewhat present. The important part is understanding lighting and color even better than I do, and just having fun with it.
This one is a portrait of Jonathan, BearJew on tumblr (caution: somewhat NSFW). It’s based on this old-ish photo of him, but it’s such a handsome one. My rendition of it is far from perfect and I definitely need to practice this sort of thing more often, but the essence is there and I honestly adore working in grayscale, so it was a great little exercise.
I hope you enjoy it!
Thanks Drew for your beautiful work.