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49ers. 20x16, pencil on hot press watercolor paper. 2015 Starting with a grainy cell-phone photograph I created this figurative portrait by reducing the picture to about 4 values and eliminating as much of the background clutter as possible. As usual, I laid down the drawing in a series of layers: a

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My wife gifted this to her boss's boss on his retirement. As it was done in secret I had to work from some fairly stinky photos, but I managed to piece them together just enough to get it done.

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