Here is a series of quick portraits of authors I admire : Edgar Allan Poe, Jules Vernes and Émile Zola. I used photo reference.
While making these, I was listening to their biographies. It was tremendously inspiring to hear their lives and I found that their own stories were as interesting as the fiction they wrote.
There are many more authors I would like to portrait : Michael Moorcock, Stephen King, Oscar Wilde, Alexandre Dumas, Dan Simmons... maybe I'll give them a try.
Edgar Allan Poe