After looking at various pictures I have of my relative I started sketching him on to the canvas using the general rule of thirds.
The top left pic is when he enlisted and the bottom left and top right are when he became a sergeant.
This composite is still not what I want… I’m frustrated with it so far. I’m struggling to get it to look like him between the three pics but it has a feeling I wanted to capture, that sense of pride and him being very young. He was only nineteen when he died.
Still lots to do… I’ll keep working on pushing the charcoal around to help give it more of his character.