The world of Paracosm is filled with folks of every description and I'll love to draw them all if they'll sit still for it.
I think it must have been football season when I drew this guy so I threw in a football just for laughs.
Now that we're looking at it, his right leg is much too short.
I love the lighting though. This strong light and shadow really does most of the work for you when it comes to describing a form. If he were all front-lit or back-lit you'd have to work very hard to keep him from looking two dimensional.
There's two things here, one is a practice and the other is a product.
In the classroom it's all about the practice. But when I get it home the paper is now a product and I have to decide what to do with it.
I could develop it into a finished drawing or I could light my grill with it.
Both are good options.