I try to make a striking resemblance in my portraits. But though I am able to draw and paint photographically I try not to make my portraits look like a photo. I feel if I wanted a photo, I should use a camera. Instead I strive to make them freer, becoming rough toward the edges of the paper. I do this on one hand because I like the look of the medium. And I do it on the other hand for the challenge - painting and drawing freely yet accurately is harder for me. The eyes are the only exception. I smudge and erase them to look photographic. I do this hoping they'll draw your attention. To me the eyes are where the resemblance is.