After the Revolution
I thought I would create an imaginary sketchbook drawing for this assignment. As if it were five years from now, I was riding around in the sidecar of my friend's motorcycle again, and came upon a weathered and broken down billboard that no one took care of or bothered to maintain anymore. This is something you would never see there now.
I always have a hard time drawing Castro, just personally difficult. This one was difficult for a different reason. I was trying to paint it as if I were a social realist painter, slightly heroic, but not very well drawn. Basically, trying something kind of awkward and different. I did a perfectly smooth portrait, and then had a lot of fun sandpapering and scratching it with an a razor.