This was a piece I did last week for The Weekly Standard. Had a little more time than usual, had half the day Thursday and a full day on Friday, all in all about 18 hours of work. I would have liked to have put more time into the wheel, but sometimes it's hard to judge my time and what I can and can't finish in that time frame . . . some things take longer than you would think. Anyways, attached is the final as well as a close up of the face to show a bit of the detail, almost has a watercolor feel to it. The others are my very quick sketches as well as a quick mock.