That handsome fellow up there is me. Started this one a month and change ago as a demo for my young teens who were doing self portraits. I've blocked everything in for the most part and proportions are there, just have to fix that weird eye on the right. I'll be finishing this one tomorrow or friday.
This is a drawing started Monday night at my last life drawing class. It ended with a good sized group and we all ate pizza, drank coke, and ate banana bread courtesy of Becky (Thank You!) Our model was Tina, who is fabulous and allows us to take pictures. So after I put the brush down last night I worked on this a bit from some reference.
That manly man up there is a terra cotta statue from the Bernini exhibit at the Met. It's by a contemporary of Bernini's named Antonio Raggi and is based on one of Bernini's drawings of the "sea Deity with Dolphin. " Started it today and will probably head over again next week to finish it up. There are so many amazing sketches and models by the man himself that it is overwhelming. Beautiful stuff over there.
While waiting for a friend to arrive for dinner I sketched the same dude from my imagination to see how much I remember. This is actually something I used to do often after drawing from life or making master copies, it works out your artistic muscle memory :)