6 x 6 oil on panel
Hugo has such soulful eyes! I just love how they droop a bit at the outer edge. This is Avani's little brother who I've also painted before in sunglasses. But I think it is a mistake to ever avoid painting his eyes again.
There wasn't a lot of strong light on his face so I mixed up samples of my colors and values ahead in order to make sure I could model his face convincingly and not leave it flat looking like some photos make it. His hair was a lot of fun to do. I kept this painting a little looser than some of the others. I'm not sure I nailed the placement of everything, but overall I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.