Quarantine Portrait Series: Brother Dave from More Than 50 Years Ago

This was a very difficult portrait to make. This is my first attempt, and it looks pretty good, but look at the ears. They are down by brother Dave’s chin.  I show the original photograph below to show their true position.  And yet the photo looks natural. The drawing does too, except when one looks […]

Tutor and Child

This is one of the first portrait-formatted, double-paged notebook sketches I drew in my 5×8 Moleskin journal. Physically, it is a very much different experience than drawing in the landscape orientation. The division between pages in the landscape format impedes the left-right (right-left)  stroke, which is easier for me to handle than the interrupted up-down […]