I have always been interested in portraiture. How does one convey the character, the inner soul, the essence of the individual through graphite or paint on the two-dimensional surface? It’s a huge challenge. And to give myself a goal, starting today (and over the course of a year), I’ve decided to make and post 100 studies of the human face. This will include drawings, ink sketches and paintings, as well as copies of masters and studies of contemporary illustrators and painters. I might throw in a few collages and digital pieces too. I want to explore different approaches to drawing and painting the human face and figure. This should be an exciting journey.