Left: Another black ink brush pen sketch of Dick, with Schmincke Pan Watercolor washes added with a flat Niji waterbrush. Montana Acrylic marker for background. On a 9 x 12 inch page in my Fabriano Venezia in-studo journal. Click on the image to view an enlargment.
R: What do you think?
D: It looks like me, except I look 20.
R: Well you do to me…in the right light…if you play your cards right. Wink, Wink, nudge, nudge…
It's interesting how by shortening a line a little here and a little there, age does fall off a face.
I suppose that's one reason facelifts are popular in Hollywood.
I prefer a face that owns its life, but I have to agree with Dick this is the way he looked when I met him: he was 28 and his hair was blond from gliding all summer.
It was my intention to make this an age appropriate sketch—you can see the white sideburns…