Painted freehand looking at various photos from the web (below).
Thank you to Lyle’s management office for giving me the go-ahead to paint his likeness.
on 8×13 corrugated cardboard
It helped to have various angles and lighting to discern shapes and decide what characteristics seemed most important for a likeness.
I did a preliminary study which took longer than this one, but I don’t like it as well as this one so I’m not posting it. But it did teach me that doing a study first is beneficial; I basically had the features memorized, including what to “watch out for” the second time around.