Native American Portrait Study
As Paul Papadonis, my high school art teacher, was teaching us how to draw portraits, I was becoming more and more fascinated with the people who were here before white settlers came and decimated their traditions, culture, and respect for the earth. I started using his lessons to copy portraits of Native Americans as I learned about new mediums at the same time. This one was completed with a stiff bristled paint brush and sticky brown printmaking ink. I wish I could find the original image that I plagiarized so I can give it credit for the composition!