Artwork > Portraits

My grid portrait illustrations of iconic legends begin by drafting square grids on both the photograph I am working from and my drawing surface. Using only fine tip pens, I individually fill in each square with shapes, symbols and words that connect to the person's life. My work develops strong areas of contrast with some patterns having solid areas of black, while others have a very faint texture/line quality. The finished product is not only a unique and detailed replica of the image portrayed in the photograph, but it also holds a personal story of the individual. My grid portraits developed through my love of illustration, as well as inspiration from Chuck Close.

Grid for Miles
Pen & Ink on Bristo
8.5 x 12.5
Grid Experience
Pen & Ink on Bristo
8" x 10"
Happy Birthday Mr. Grid
Pen & Ink on bristol
8" x 10"
Natty Grid
Pen & Ink on Bristo
17" x 14"
Grid in the Mirror
Pen & Ink on bristo
8" x 10"
Working Class Grid
Ink on Bristo
8" x 10"
Grateful Grid
Ink on Bristo
8" x 10"
Shotgun Grid
Pen & Ink
8" x 10"
Go-Go Grid
Pen & Ink on bristo
8" x 10"
Beastie Grid
Pen & Ink on bristo
8" x 10"
Riders on the Grid
Pen & Ink on bristol
8" x 10"
iGrid
Ink on Bristo
8" x 10"
Grid of Gold
Pen & Ink
8" x 10"
Notorious Grid
Pen & Ink
8" x 10"
Marley Grid
Pen & Ink on Bristo
Grid Iron
Pen & Ink on Bristo
8" x 10"