New Series: Mike-Related Watercolors: Mike Looking at Me, Other Eye Clouded

I begin this series with watercolors I painted of my brother Michael along with their reference photographs. Through this collection, I return to the mission of this blog (as it began, in 2013), which was to explore my relationship with my older autistic brother. Mike is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal. Today, Mike is on […]

Mike Sketch Series: Mike Wearing Vest October 1993

The photo for this sketch had a good range of tones. However, I chose to use a brush-tipped ink pen for this portrait. Perhaps a smaller tip would be better if I were to replicate the tones from the photo. My brother Mike‘s eyes diverge. Sometimes he looks with one, sometimes with the other.