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I was looking thru some old albums and found this postcard that my brother wrote to himself on this day (April 18) in 1991. It looks like an Earth Day card from elementary school. The rendering is pretty meticulous with the borders and vertical stroke coloring. You can see his framing composition at an early stage – foreground rock for depth, centered sunset, reflection over the water. Geezus, Rolando. You were on some other stuff back then.

Read his letter to himself from himself below…
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Essence. How do we capture that when drawing portraits? Get the pose right? Render accurate details? I don’t know. What if you’re keeping it loose? Who cares? Just chip away and you can get a likeness. Well (hahah) I think I got his down. I’ve been drawing him at least once a year since high school…
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