This project was an absolute labor of love. The subject is my son who is currently active military. I referenced several different photographs to create the composition. I really took my time and over a 9 day period put in approx 45 hours.
Adding the flag backdrop was a last minute decision and one I'm glad I made.
Drawn on 9x12 A4 Bristol Vellum using 2h, h, hb, b, 4b pencils, blending stump, tortillion, oval sable brush, kneading eraser & pencil sharp eraser.
See 5 stages WIP: bwald1.deviantart.com/gallery/…