When visiting my family a while back my mom approached me with a request from a neighbor. The neighbor was a mother who'd lost her son to a car accident when he was in high school some time prior. She showed me some photos and asked if I'd paint his portrait. This is one of the pencil sketches I did to prep for the painting. Not long after, maybe 6 months, I heard that the mother had died as well. I wish I'd given her this sketch as well as the painting upon completion but I didn't. So, I'll post it here in honor of this young man's mother who loved him very much. Pencil, 1997.