Stan is my wife's grandfather. He is 87 years old and I've never met a busier person. Every minute of his day is filled with useful tasks. Stan has done a lot of good in his life and he basically just refuses to stop. He supported his family as an architectural render and sign painter so maybe that's one reason why I feel a general kinship with him. In the time that I have been able to get to know him, I have come to love and respect him very much.
Over the holiday break I found a little time to sketch during our large family gatherings. These studies of Stan are some of my favorites.