I didn't realize the challenges I'd have when I started this portrait. The oil was fun to use but having only one colour meant using washes to create depth. It also meant no covering up a dark area that should be light. I did find I could go in with a cotton swab and lighten some areas but I couldn't alter any place that included the background.
My son says he's not that heavy but this picture was taken several years ago... besides, after all the years that I heard the tune for the A&W root bear being hummed by my two, then, teenage sons... call it my revenge.