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My father spent much of the later years of his life expressing his feelings through drawing. Here are some my favorites.
Here is a photo I took of one of the file drawers of my father's. He obsessively cut out images from magazines and categorized them according to what would make the most sense in terms of a reference for figure drawing. I haven't counted how many folders he has, but I wouldn't be surprised if the number topped 100.
If I were to do a portrait of myself, I think it would look something like this. I have always been a quiet, thoughtful person, and if the outside accurately reflected the inside, I imagine that during periods of intense thought the "faraway" look would cause my body would fade and become sketchy the further away I drifted, and perhaps a little fuzzy ball with flickering images would show up in the foreground, representing that place that I really might be...
3 x 5, pencil on paper.