The Commodore

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".

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An art school graduate and graphic designer by trade, I have been studying the traditional fine arts of charcoal drawing and oil painting. My blog, The Home-Based Atelier, is a record of my studies, including my steps through the Charles Bargue Drawing Course.