I'm working on a line drawing for my portrait painting class. The subject of the portrait was supposed to be a relatively famous person that has passed away.
Here is a brief history on this piece:
The man in the lower corner founded the Koei Kan style of karate back in the 50s. The man in the right corner was his student, and my father was his student. The man in the right corner passed away of cancer in '09.
I chose to do this piece for my father. Sensei Mason was an incredible influence on my father's life, and in turn he's also influenced mine.
I only hope I can do Sensei Onishi and Sensei Mason justice in this piece!
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