This is a charcoal study for a painting I'm about to begin. The model is a co-worker of mine. One day he was looking at one of my paintings and joked about how he wanted a painting of himself with a "napoleon"-style hat. I thought that wasn't a half-bad idea, so I started doing some research and opted for a late 17th century British naval theme instead (I'm reading Mutiny on the Bounty, so it's fresh in my mind). The drawing is 12" x 12" and the painting will be 24" x 24".