Drawing books again (and again and again). I am actually working on two book portrait commissions right now and I think it may be THE thing I wish I could do all the time. A dream project of mine is to do a book of portraits of people through their favorite books. I prefer the actual copy of the book because I love the wear and the life around the object. As you can see Gus’ favorite book is well worn with the tearing at the spine and the gnawed on corners. I know the book by heart–I think a lot of parents do! His own memory of the book will fade, but I have captured the life it has now. He LOVES books now, but who knows if he will like them as he gets older. At least I have captured us as a family at this time and in this way.
People get portraits done of their pets, themselves, and/or their children. Why not of their books? If anyone is interested in this as a unique gift idea, please let me know! Summer (at) summerpierre (dot) com. It would be an honor and a joy to do it.