Further inspired by Roz Stendahl's blog, I decided to draw this man that you might know! I wasn't brave enough to work from the real deal. Funny that, isn't it. I can't draw strangers, because I'm worried they will object to it (and yet, I remember with great fondness when a young woman drew us on the New York subway - my only regret is that I didn't ask her to show us how it looked before stepping off!) And I can't draw friends and family because of the emotional connection and because I think they might not like the end result - not because I might draw something about themselves they don't like, but really because I fear my lack of skill will show!
Instead, I used a photograph I liked. But I didn't trace! So it's still a proper drawing.
I don't know exactly how long it took me - it's funny how you lose track of time when you're drawing.
And he's happy with the result (apart from an ear that apparently is too big!), so maybe next time, I'll ask him to sit for me for 15 minutes and see what happens!
PS: the colourful backgrounds are inspired by Roz Stendahl too.