Mr. Poliquin

I’m always reluctant to draw in nursing homes or hospitals — somehow it seems like an invasion of privacy. But Mr. Poliquin was listening to a beautiful Romanian choir and was quite content to let me sketch him. I didn’t have a sketchbook with me but I had my trusty Muji pencil and a piece of letter-size scrap paper (the other side of which comes through in the scan) and that did the job.


15 Comments on “Mr. Poliquin”

  1. Christine says:

    Wonderful. Conveys beautifully his contentment. Did you see the nice comment about you on the Parka blog interview with Suhita Shirodkar?


  2. John Wright says:

    Very nice Shari. I’ve been spending some time in a “home” these past weeks and this inspires me to do some portraits


  3. Vicky Porter says:

    That’s very sensitively drawn. I hope he got to see it.


  4. jo reimer says:

    You never cease to amaze me with your sketching skills, Shari, and this portrait is no exception. I learn so much from seeing what you do and reading about your thoughts on the process of drawing. Thank you for continuing to post.


  5. Ross says:

    That is beautifully expressive linework around the main features of the face… and that suggestive linework in the hair is really great!


  6. Lee Kline says:

    Lovely drawing and I think I know what brought you there. Blessings on you for the season. Your friend, Lee


  7. What is a muji pencil?


  8. dezabaleta says:



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