I just attended a 3 day workshop with the incomparable Tony Ryder at the Long Island Academy of Fine Arts. I have been in awe of his work ever since I first saw it in 11th grade. I never thought I would get to meet some one that I had such a high regard, let alone get to study with him and have a couple laughs over lunch. Definitely one of the nicest guys I've ever met. He never shuts up while teaching, but that's a good thing because he is the master of humorous analogies. Anyways here's the portraits that I did over the last few days as well as Tony's demo at the bottom.