This is actually india ink and gesso with a wash on paper. It's #253 in a series of 500; I had a ream of 12x18" art paper, hence the "series" part, and proceeded to cover them all with with one medium or another... ...I think for over a year. Some have been destroyed. Others are safe for now. Some are safe, period.
Self-taught, outsider artist. Began oil painting at age 31. Took a couple of drawing courses 7 years later. Studied all the artists I could find, at that time mostly at the Library and in used book stores. Borrowed friends and fellow artists' art books. Copied and copied. Burned alot of work as I went (but not nearly enough). Goya has always stunned me with how current his work is; da Vinci and Michelangelo of course; but I learned alot from other outsider artists I met in books and magazines. R Broderson has been another influence: his imagination and handling of the paint, his mastery. Chaim Soutine and Modigliani; Palma(both) in drawing, and many more.