Rummaging through the image archives I found a spate of portraiture tries from five years or so ago. These are the best of a not-all-that-good bunch.
Here’s James Joyce:
Margaret Bourke-White, with a seeming touch of Clint Eastwood:
The enigmatic and tragically-overlooked Alice Sheldon, alias James Tiptree, Jr.:
The prolific inventor and thug hirer Thomas Edison:
And, last but not least, the physically driven, self-sculpted Mikhail Baryshnikov:
The drawings, though all flawed, represent the work it has taken to make what I do now, though flawed, less so with time and trouble. The best two-word advice for the art student, courtesy of stellar artist and sensei Darlene Goto, is “SLOW DOWN!;” the best three-word advice, available through the public domain, is “Practice, practice, practice.”