Mike, my older brother, is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal. The last visit with brother Mike was in 2013 (see The Visit, Note – this post may contain triggers as I was very distraught when I wrote it; no disrespect was intended.)
Below is one of the last photos I took of Mike:
This is a watercolor based on another photo from that session (Post Doodling):
The watercolor below was the first in which I used the abstracted shape of my brother’s head (Planes of Unreality):
Below is a further abstraction of Mike’s portrait (Under Observation).
Today’s portrait is the current incarnation of my ‘Brother Mike’ portraits:
I love working with charcoal and watercolor. It adds definition to the composition.