Old Man Drawing in my sketchbook with coffee, graphite and white chalk
about 4" x 6"
Realistic portraits are my default art. When I'm absentmindedly sketching, it's faces, always faces. Ever since I started drawing, as a child, I drew faces (and horses!) And when I'm feeling directionless, I always go back to faces. It's what's familiar and meaningful to me.
A human face...the first thing we see when we open ours eyes in this world.
A roadmap of a life lived, a personality. Anger, sadness, love, happiness, wisdom. A human being.