Thursday, May 8, 2008
It don't gitmo better
I am in Cuba with the Canadian Press, covering Omar Khadr - detained in Guantanamo Bay. I was happy to get a fairly detailed drawing this time around. A new courthouse that will be used more frequently will truly be tough for any artist to draw; you sit behind a 3-pane window far away from the detainee, straining to draw.. fortunately Omar's commission was in the old building, where I can sit in the courtroom and not too far from him with no glass between us- so, so much easier to draw. Thanks to weekly figure drawing at the Hopper House, I feel like these went much smoother- the practice really helps.