I come from a fine arts background, my teachers did not teach me about commercialism at all. The were very much so against it actually. Because of this I was lucky to get to draw a lot of models and was encouraged to use myself as a model. I wish they would have melded the two together but thats another story entirely.
Below are an attempts on my part to become a better artist by drawing random different people from photographs. Gil Scott Heron had just died and I wanted to pay my respects to him through this exercise. I am pretty happy with every piece I did but as always see room for improvement=] The last image is of my Lady and that pretty much is the culmination of my growth through this project. I hope to have another round of these in the future=]