A couple of weeks ago I asked my nephew, Frank, (Charlie Neal) to send me a photo that I might use for a painting or drawing. He sent me two, and this is the first one I chose to do. I am trying to focus in on fundamental drawing with attention to composition and value. After somewhat of a grueling session, I was able to finish this drawing. I would have liked to work a little larger because some of the details were hard to work on. The drawing itself is satisfactory, but I was not entirely happy with the likeness. He is manning a 50 cal. , one of my personal favorites. By the way that's not the barrel in view on the right although it might appear that way.