6 x 6 oil on panel
Chris is Ryker's dad. I have more photos of him playing guitar which I hope to paint from. I think those could be a lot of fun to do. But for this portrait I cropped it close and focused on the light/shadow patterns on his face. He likes to write, record, and play his own music in his spare time. You can hear his recordings at www.iamspartachris.com. He will be posting a lot of new work on his site later this month.
I had a lot of fun with the spiky hair thing he has going! And working out how to paint that stubbly beard was interesting. Overall I'm very happy with this one. I really like the warm glow he had under his brows and nose. Those are always my favorite spots.