Sketch Book Series: Tech Museum (November 2010)

I used ink in this sketch primarily for the edges. This gives the impression of higher contrast than if the whole sketch were in pencil. At this point in my development, I was having a hard time with vantage point. I seem to be looking down on the scenes in most of my sketches I […]

Brother Mike, Bookends

I’m continuing to process my brother Mike’s* predicament. I visually paraphrased a picture from Mike’s youth to the latest image I captured during a video conference with Mike’s healthcare team. The snake/lifeline/breathing-tube imagery imperfectly divides the two portraits.(See other recent posts for other efforts at visual processing Mike’s condition.) [Note: Apologies – have not yet […]

Quarantine Portrait Series: Mike, Very Stressed

My brother Mike is in the hospital. Even if he was nearby I wouldn’t be able to visit because of the COVID19 quarantine. I’m sure COVID is the reason that they are offering video visits. The only problem with visiting my brother in video mode is that Mike is nonverbal, autistic and low functioning. I […]

Quarantine Portrait Series: Home Accident Recovery

I wanted to get this one right, so I sketched first with pencil. I inked over the lines that made sense and used charcoal to mark the shadows. Finally, I used watercolors to lightly tint the portrait. Get better soon, Mick!