This week while sorting through a stack of things in the library, Oskar and I came across some old artwork. Here is a piece by Jessica, who was 14 when she drew this and is more like 20 now. I have no idea how it became lost between S. Crumptious’ How to Cook Absolutely Everything (Even Things That Shouldn’t Be Eaten) and Warfblot’s Deck Swabbing 101, but I’m glad we found it! I think what I most appreciate in this portrait is the lines around Artham’s eyes and on his forehead, and the set of his mouth. There’s so much feeling in this picture—he seems haggard, preoccupied. What do you all think?
Thank you for this, Jessica!