Mike was the model at the last Portrait Society conference. I think his "ordinariness" is what made him so interesting to me. That, and his fiery, red hair.
Usually I do a full-sized value sketch on drawing paper, then transfer it onto the paper. This time I decided to draw right onto the w/c paper using an HB pencil. I found the 300# paper can takes a good bit of erasing, as long as you use a kneaded.
This is the final portrait, called "Waiting", 21" x 13" unframed.