Name: Michael O’Flaherty (Mike)
Hometown: The Bronx, NY
Service: USMC (1955-1959)
MOS: 1811 Tank Crewman
Joined the service at 17, in 1955 after the Korean War.
mike has been volunteering at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, WA since 2011
This portrait is of Michael O'Flaherty, USMC veteran. This is the first in a series of portraits of veterans from the Spokane Washington Area.
I began using the pencil brush for the line art sketch.
I Added some dark values with a watercolor brush.
Added more dark values in the background.
Added some mid tone values and highlights.
Added some hair detail to another layer.
Filled in background with dark value.
Added flag to the background finished details and added name placard.