Mike Sketch Series: Mike with Hand Gesture, February 1992

In the reference photograph for this sketch, I used a detached flash. This resulted in a clear, high-contrast photo.  One of the changes I would make in this sketch would be to make his left hand a bit smaller. It looks like someone else’s finger is in Mike’s ear. I should also work on getting […]

Mike Sketch Series: Mike and Dad, June 1992

Dad used to try clapping Mike’s hands along with music. Mike resisted most of the time. Like us, Dad had no idea what was going on in brother Mike’s head.  Mike is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal.  When Mike was a toddler, Dad told me that he was able to sing along with some of […]