Saturday, July 11, 2015


This portrait is of my dear departed Earl Nelson Rich. I've already posted this online in my tribute page to Earl. He died 18 years ago this September. He was a beautiful man, but he was also smart and unusually sweet. Everybody loved him, and his memorial service was packed.

I thought I would repost the drawing because I severely cropped the other one, and I also fiddled with it in Photoshop.

The original drawing, on the left here, shows Earl in front of one of those antique giant computer monitors that we had back in the 1990s, which is fun. But more importantly you can see that for this marker drawing, instead of doing the under-drawing in pencil, I did it in orange marker, and then I redrew the lines better in grey marker. I blew away the orange marker for the other version of this picture, but it's nice to see them in the original - they make it look like Earl has a kind of holy glow around him - which he did.