I'm working on a new series of portraits simply done with pen on paper. Here's one of the sketchbooks I'm using. It's a Robert Bateman. - acid-free - 11" x 14". The pen has indelible ink.
As a visual person, I find I'm constantly noticing how faces are 'assembled'. There's a myriad variety of contours, intersecting planes, and surface textures, They range from the shallow depth of skin stretched over a forehead and skull, to the softer, pliable surface of nostrils, eyelids and jowls.
This particular aging, but still hairy fella was not taken from any existing art, but inspired from contemporary life.
Indelible ink on acid free paper 11" x 14"