Illustrator Bio Portrait- thumbnail sketch

So I took the week off after coming back from my first on sight class session. I used this time to build term paper drafts, get some freelance work completed, and to provide sketches for my first homework assignment. The assignment is to provide an illustration for a biography of an illustrator mentioned in one of the history lectures. My choice is to provide a work based upon the artist and idol of mine, the great Virgil Finlay. Not only am I working to try to get a resemblance of Mr. Finlay, but also to provide an image that reflects his style and visual narrative. I did a series of small 18 sketches and here are what I believe are my strongest ideas. Thanks for stopping by. -db