Lots of great work in this one piece but the beard is a stand-out. If my salt and pepper one (with emphasis on salt) were ever this nice (and colorful) I'd let it grown out again. Love the work around the eyes also---or should I say 'eye?' :)
Artist Reply: thank you , funny you should point out the eye , i suffer from eye damage, take shots to prevent blindness, i thinks since the scar is over his left the photo reference wasnt defined , i since tweaked it and will do more when i feel more comfortable about it, i just resumed painting watercolors after a 37 year lay off so these last 5 years i am relearning what i was taught, plus with eye stress it make it more difficult to paint. I appreciate the feedback it helps me strive to do better.