My 'Father Figure' series isn't just about the 'daddy' look it also depicts those male archetypes in our lives that carry an air of authority, the men we may admire as role models, as well as define our perception of masculinity. I've finished the first two and am working on a third with plans for several more. I decided to go with a minimal portrait style, hearkening back to my first series Men In Briefs. After all, it's about 'the figures'.
As I mentioned in my last newsletter I've this idea for a series in mind, tentatively called 'Father Figures'. I'm incorporating some traditional authoritarian archetypes for each Figure. Here's a peek at the first three sketch outlines, from left to right I have 'The Coach', 'The Boss', and 'The Mechanic'. At this time I'm planning on each being full frontal nudes...but as always my works seem to eventually direct me where to take them.