An original and rare hyper-realistic portrait of a weathered, bearded man with deep crevices of wrinkles, stray hairs and intense skin details who gazes fixedly towards the viewer, this piece was inspired by the famous Author Paulo Coelho's book The Alchemist. Such an insightful, wise and deeply meaningful book and my interpretation of what the Alchemist may have looked like. I have used the magic of Alchemy in my life turning darkness into light the way the Alchemist turns base metal into gold. 24 x 19 inches Created using graphite, charcoal and black coloured pencil on Strathmore 300 series Bristol vellum paper. All artworks are accompanied with a signed certificate of authenticity.