I spent today getting this drawing onto the canvas. I used a thinned down sepia oil paint. I normally use burnt umber, but I have only recently discovered this color and have been working with it to see what it can do for my style and technique.
I already see that I may have his arm too long or not thick enough. It may be the hand outstretched creating an optical illusion. Tomorrow with fresh eyes, I will see what needs tweaking.