My illustration of the young boy was printed in the St.Louis Post Dispatch in 1960. It was drawn with a graphite pencil and was one of the techniques I continued to use though out my career as an illustrator.
This was one of a series of drawings, of Air Force officers,I drew while working as a civilian employee at Scott Air Force Base in the early 1960’s.I continued to draw portraits for clients during my career by didn’t choose to create cartoons.
In 1983 I was given an assignment by the St.Louis Cardinals to draw pencil portraits of the managers,coaches and players of the 1982 World Champions.These drawings were printed in a Baseball Digest that was given out at a Cardinals baseball game. In 1983 the photos of the team members were of varying quality,mostly black and white and that is why the Baseball Cardinals choose me to create drawings for a consistent look. The original drawings were about 6″ by 8″ and were reproduced in the Baseball Digest about one inch high.