I played with this one a little bit. First I did a fast contour sketch of my reference and then quickly blocked in the darkest value, mid-value and then white.
watercolor, charcoal, & graphite
Then I re-sketched it and did a more detailed drawing. This one looks much more like him, but I kind of like the first one better---I like that he looks a little grumpy. My goal with these faces is to eventually feel confident enough to ask a live person to sit for me. When I get that down, I'd like to try some small, quick paintings which would eventually lead to larger portraits. I have a portrait project idea in mind but I need to strengthen my skills to pull it off. Anyway, that's the intention with all these portraits but also, they're just plain fun to practice.