This piece is very special. This a portrait of my late grandfather (Louis Whatley) when he was a soldier in the US Army during World War II. I worked from an old photograph when drawing the portrait. My grandfather was one of the soldiers who landed at D-Day on the beaches of Normandy and survived.
I highly honor those who served and are serving in the military. I hope that this piece brings honor to our soldiers (present and past).
The medium used for this portrait is charcoal and some pastels for the background.