Dust Bowl Farmer

This drawing, a preliminary for an upcoming painting, depicts a Dust Bowl era farmer, an iconic figure of fierce determination. He’s the type who looks like he’s been through it all, and though he may not have won, has taken pride in the struggle nevertheless.

The drawing was executed with 4B graphite, (held in my favorite antique mechanical pencil - it’s nice and heavy), on #80 Strathmore paper.