I painted Walt Whitman for my wall. This is a close resemblance 🙂 : I used an egg from one of my own chickens1 to make egg tempera and I used pencil also.
I looked at this public domain photo, although I straightened him:
George C. Cox was the photographer and Adam Cuerden retouched that original photo of Whitman.
Since I want to view my painting from a distance, I really had to exaggerate with white globs of marble dust paint.
1. The egg came from Birda (Birda, because she’s a bird. Get it?)