It's the eyes that draw me. Indeed they are windows to the soul.
My inspiration for portrait #2 came from a photograph taken by Japoi Cequina which I found here at National Geographic's "Faces of the World" collection.
As with the Girl with Green Eyes, my painting does not do this precious child justice. But his face...those eyes...how could I resist? I wish I knew more about both the photographer and his subject. However, I did find another photograph attributed to him, here, which shows his obvious talent.
Here's the rough sketch...
The Boy in the Window (Stacy Wills, 2014)
pencil and watercolor on paper