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This is my father at 19.
I created the pullover look in the painting to replace the odd looking shirt he was wearing in the photograph. Dad was also trying to grow his first moustache to make himself look older, but I decided not to include it.
Additionally, I adjusted the composition to remove dead space above and behind his head and altered the direction and intensity of his gaze slightly to create the impression that he was actually looking at something of interest to him.