I've been commissioned to create a portrait of the late Bill Stuart, partially in the style of the late Jim Ryan. This project presents an interesting situation for me; these are two people who I very much so wish I could have known better, and by creating a portrait in honor one man while honoring the aesthetic style of another, I am able to (somewhat) make that wish come true.
Still very much so a work in progress. I'm still familiarizing myself with his features and character. I'll be refining his appearance and getting into color soon. I'm currently conducting interviews, researching grief counseling, and studying Jim's technique.
More as it develops.