After the previous painting I had more confidence in oil to continue this painting.
After my last year in school I went back in the summer to attend a workshop headed by Mike Wimmer a illustrator known for his portraits. His workshop dealt with taking photo reference lighting etc. and then using to to make a portrait. Here we have my friend and fellow illustrator ray as an aviator. This workshop was almost a year ago and it only know I got to finish this. At the time I was still getting to used to oil and in fear or messing it up I put it away into storage. But after building up some confidence in the medium I took this guy back out and I like how it came out.