5 x 7 inches (12.7 cm x 17.78 cm)
graphite and ink wash drawing
My wife and fellow artist Karen Warwick got me Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book for Christmas — AND the graphic novel adaptations by various superb artists about the child who grows into young adulthood in a graveyard. These are my first reads of the thirteen read so far in 2020. As I write my memoir, I’m also reading different works in the memoir genre, along with books that contribute to my collateral research. I’m also striving to constantly improve my technique, both in art and writing. This first portrait is more of a caricature, as I did it freehand. As I’ll be illustrating my memoir, I’ll experiment along the way in using graphic comic styles as well as more traditional media.