Atsushi Sakurai from Japanese visual kei band Buck-Tick. This is my biggest close-up portrait so far, being on A3 paper. Although a lot of my art nowadays tends to be more fantasy-oriented, I started drawing by doing portraits. This is also the first portrait I've done in years. I know the highlights in the hair could've been much better, but at this point in still figuring out new techniques and I don't really know how I could've done them differently in this case. But, as they say, practice makes perfect, so I will just keep on trying until I get better and better. So far, I'm satisfied with how this one came out, since I believe I did manage to capture the essence of his face and all of his dark, hypnotising charm. Leave me your feedback! I'm curious what you think.
Dry brush oil technique