Monday, October 19, 2009

Charles Wright - for the NY Times

This is a portrait of the poet Charles Wright that I drew for The New York Times Book Review when a collection of his poetry, entitled "Scar Tissue", was released. Likenesses are tricky territory, but I was pleased when a personal friend of the poet contacted me and purchased a print of my drawing to give to Mr. Wright as a gift. That kind of thing is very satisfying to an illustrator, because the work is generally sent out into the world with no expectation of response.

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