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: Self Portrait with Night Cap

The inked pencil sketch looked better than the final watercolored version. I may have given myself an overly broad shoulder on one side. Also, I do have to practice rendering shadows in watercolor.

Quarantine Portrait Series: Hospital Visit with Brother Mike

I haven’t seen my older brother Mike since 2013. He lives in a geriatric group home on the east coast and I live on the west coast. Mike is autistic, nonverbal and low functioning. The staff takes good care of him, sending him to the hospital when needed. My younger brother Dave alerted me to […]

Quarantine Portrait Series: Partly Tinted Portrait of Sleeping Woman

Things have been so busy here (even with quarantine in effect), that I didn’t have a chance to complete this tinted sketch.

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!

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