Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Illustrator at Work

This is a sketch of an illustrator circa 1982.

Portrait circa 1980

This is a somewhat idealized portrait from my sketchbook of a painter from 1980.

Portrait of an Ex-Husband circa 1980

When I was in therapy I drew this image of a vivid memory ... my ex grasped my wrists and hit my eyes with my own fists, then laughed and said I had hit myself. This is the only time he hit me, so it made quite an impression. This was after I had the affair, so it is less gratuitous than some spousal abuse. In the background are pale blue figures representing our children.

I had to wear sunglasses for a week to cover my black eyes.