I liked Majestic Male enough to try and repeat some of the successes I found in that sketch. I knew that part of the reason why that drawing worked was because large portions of the original subject matter was dark toned and reflective. This caused an enjoyable “chop” in the surface gradations. I had a hard time doing the same thing with this image because I thought it would be interesting to see if I could repeat this effect with a well-lit, caucasian model. The answer was no. She Avatar-ed up on me a bit and for that I am sorry.
Drawing was accomplished with FCP artist pens on 11×14″ bristol board.