Above are some of my best charcoal drawings, each taking from 5 to 50 hours to complete. Some are collages of friends, done to study various facial expressions, some are commissioned, and others depict celebrities or movie characters, done at leisure.
The last of these are studies directed at students I taught at Collin College for a non-credited interest course on realism art. These were used in helping students understand the fundamentals of what should be focused on when drawing with the intent of capturing reality, as opposed to emotion. In turn, this gave a perspective of how emotion could be captured without aiming for it-- that the work put into realism art would always inadvertently show emotion. The emotion behind what is being copied translates directly if copied accurately.