On the Drawing Board: hard body tat challenge

Hanging out this summer with a well built friend, I snapped a few pics.   Since I celebrate the male form in my work, it seemed a natural next step to celebrate his hard work in my art.  I was glad that he was thrilled with the idea!

He has several tattoos and those things are damned hard to execute in pastels with fingers and some pencils.  I didn't include them in the sketch because I was think they they are too hard to do well, but they are very much a part of him, literally, so I'd hate to leave them out.  Challenged!