Old Man Drawing

Old Man Drawing in my sketchbook with coffee, graphite and white chalk
about 4″ x 6″
Realistic portraits are my default art. When I’m absentmindedly sketching, it’s faces, always faces. Ever since I started drawing, as a child, I drew faces (and horses!)  And when I’m feeling directionless, I always go back to faces. It’s what’s familiar and meaningful to me. 
A human face…the first thing we see when we open ours eyes in this world. 
A roadmap of a life lived, a personality.  Anger, sadness, love, happiness, wisdom. A human being. 
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Goodnight Sweetheart…

Goodnight Sweetheart for Sketchbook Project
The boy…I couldn’t resist this one. There was still a lot of light coming through the window so I shut off the flash. The photo is blurry, but it captures the wonderful, soft window light.
I love my boy!