For many months, I've had a certain stylization of characters in mind but I've been having trouble capturing it in a drawing. (Who said being a cartoonist is easy?) Chasing this unknown style what many of my recent pencil drawings have been about.

This guy is the first sketch that makes me think I'm finally zoning in on it. I like the combination of the strong cheekbones, nearly non-existent forehead, and protruding lips. Applying a sculptural quality to these graphic stylizations is what makes them work for me in this drawing.

The drawing below was a precursor to the one above. I was figuring things out about facial proportions but I don't feel I pushed it far enough. But I still like the pencil quality and the character overall.