W.B. Yeats Book Portrait
A recent book portrait commission I made for a birthday present. It was a tough one, but I like how it came out. Every time I do illustration I listen to recorded short stories or podcasts. There must be some neurological explanation for this, but after I am done with the illustration I can hear clearly the stories when I look at the specific lines I was drawing at the time–it’s like those stories are imbedded in the ink and gesture. In this drawing I hear John Muir’s words on the Yosemite Valley.