This is my pen sketch of an Allori painting. Cristofano Allori was an Italian painter and lived 1577 - 1621.
My sketch does not perfectly capture the sitter's features as in Allori's painting, but I'm more concerned in the freedom of practice, and personal expression. I simply wanted to use Allori's painting as a jumping off point. There's a simplicity in not being overly strict with yourself. I believe Allori's painting is titled, 'Portrait of a Man'.
Notice, I sketched this with a common, ballpoint pen from Staples.
14" x 11" Pen on acid-free paper