Mark is an amateur model but a very good one.
His dramatic, intense features seemed to
demand a lively treatment. I used hatch marks
to create the planes of the face and exaggerated
the colors in his complexion. Usually I try to even
out the skin tones in a painting with layers of
glazes, but in this case I omitted all that.
This is in acrylics on paper, about 18" x 24"