Thursday, November 20, 2008
There is a small story that goes with this drawing. I did it without Jullk knowing and then presented it to him when it was done. When he saw it he looked at it intensely for a few minutes and then said "I know this person, he looks familiar." so I rumaged through photos to get out the reference photo and showed him and he said "Its me." Then he continued to look over the picture very meticulously dissecting ever inch of it. He said things like "The flower in the lapel is exactly an inch and half out just like the photo." and "The hair line is perfect." "The teeth- perfect." What Jullk was doing was comparing it the photo reference and not to himself. The twist is the photo reference of him was from my uncle's Bar Mitzvah forty years ago. I found it really interesting that when my 85 year old grandfather [Jullk] looks in the mirror he doesn't see the same person from forty years ago, yet in truth despite the outside appearence--hes the same guy.