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Topic: Eye C U COLORED PENCIL Portrait  (Read 304 times)
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« on: September 30, 2019 07:55:19 AM »

This is my nephew. When he was 2 years old I was holding him in my lap at a restaurant and had an impression that he was autistic. I have autistic sons, and have developed a 6th sense about these things. His mother struggled with this announcement, but, they were able to start early intervention. Autistic people are extremely intelligent, awkward and a pleasure to be around, most of the time. Most pictures of this little boy are of him clowning. This photo was taken when he was not aware.

I decided that since people on the spectrum see and feel things differently, that his portrait needed to be bright! The puzzle pieces in the background also hint autism.

"Eye C U"
8" x 10" Prismacolor Colored Pencil, odorless mineral spirits, and white gel pen on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
Reference photo used by permission: Rachel Jonker


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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2019 08:23:35 AM »

That is lovely, it captures his personality. My Grandson is on the spectrum and he amazes me everyday.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2019 11:46:41 AM »

Absolutely perfect!

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2019 06:29:30 PM »

A lively rendering, you captured his spirit so beautifully.

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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2019 08:42:14 AM »

Beautiful drawing! He looks as if he's going to jump off the page he's so realistic.

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