And let me tell you - holding this pose was not an easy task. Any one who has ever done Yoga knows that holding a pose is incredible exercise!
I did two graphite sketches from different vantage points. The lighting was great, and he has incredible definition in his torso. This is a plus and a challenge - every breath changes the landscape of his torso, so you have to either catch a moment or combine each lighting change as he breathes.
The pose and costume reminded me of the sketch I did of the soldier on the horse, much like the one my great-grandfather did.
You can tell that Mike is one of my favorite models - more samples of male nude drawings.