Our Annual Christmas Letter: N

At our recent annual retreat the Board of Directors, executive leadership, management, staff, interns, volunteers, and special guests selected N as the letter that best epitomizes our mission-driven 2019 portfoliolongo.com efforts. From our family to yours, Happy Holidays and, if applicable, Merry Christmas.

Jim Foote Senior, AA 1284, DFW to FAT

On our flight from Dallas/Fort Worth to Fresno I asked Mr. Foote, who will turn 90 soon, if I could draw him, and he said, sure. While I sketched, he told me stories. I learned a lot! I found out he’s an author, an illustrator, and a retired educator. Check him out on Amazon  by clicking here. What a blessing, especially after a such a blessed reunion with my sister and brother and their loved ones!

Cokie

I can still hear her voice. Her full name was: Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne “Cokie” Roberts. 1943-2019

[My way of spending a little extra time with her. One hour and twenty-five minutes and 3,138 brush strokes, to be exact, in Sketch Club on an iPad Pro using an Apple Pencil, plus a tweak in iColorama.]

Reference photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC

Gabo

This is a re-do. I already posted a digital iPad drawing done in Paper 53 of Gabriel García Márquez, click here to see that post if you’re so inclined, but I felt like doing another in Sketch Club for the hell of it. Click therethere to see the translation, if need be.

This one did it!

I had been knotted up in one spot on my left side near the 4th or 5th vertebra for 3 or 4 weeks, and then it was this yoga pose that decongested everything. See other yoga posts here, yea, click here.

iPad art on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil in Sketch Club and iColorama.

Another David Crosby iPad painting

I so enjoyed this Lianna Pevar photo reference found on Twitter (see below) that I felt the urge to create a digital painting of a cropped portion of it in Sketch Club with a tweak in iColorama. Visit the photographer’s site here: Lianna Pevar. Besides, Croz has one of those faces…. I’ve attempted that face elsewhere on this illustroblog, click here to view those renditions.

Photo by Lianna Pevar…Used by permission