Liam’s been drawing for school, but not just for art class. His history teacher, Mr. Evans, lets him draw historical figures for extra credit in class. It’s been great. I went over to school today to meet him (Mr. Evans that is) and photograph the stuff on the classroom wall for Liam’s portfolio.
I very much liked his Genghis Khan (above), and his South African nobleman (below). I mean, obviously not that I endorse anything that either of them stood for. I die for Genghis’s hat, of course. I just know that plume is red, even if it isn’t.
I love the way that Liam draws, it’s just who he is. He never had to think about drawing, he just did it. I’d love to have that gift but I didn’t get it in my bag. Bill did, but he rarely uses it. Maybe he’s keeping it for later.
Here is a detail of Cortez:
We’re getting together a portfolio for him (a Tumblr of course) and it’s fun, taking the photos.
The way Mr. Evans pronounces Johannes Gutenberg (with a thick and hearty German accent) has become the only way to pronounce him, and Bill even managed to work Gutenberg into his Solar System class by mentioning that the invention of the printing press revolutionized science, because suddenly scholars could own a library of scholarly works, and new work could be more easily distributed.
He said it just like Mr. Evans. Guuutenberg.
Happily Liam has him next year as well. Mr. Evans, that is.