Charcoal Challenge rolls on

with Joey Bada$$, the acclaimed emcee from Brooklyn, Ny. I was put on to his music some time ago and it is a thrill to hear someone so young embody the sound and style of eras long gone. His use of jazz and mellowed out sound brings me back to a time when I was young and falling in love with hip hop music. For this reason, and many others, he has been on the list to get a caricature worked up. This charcoal rendering was about 1.5-2 hours, and in many instances I am not going for every detail of the portrait, but rather a likeness and "feel" for the persona they embody. Really enjoy the look of the finish on this one, skill over swag all day! Thanks for stopping in to view the work, and look for more posts soon.  

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