Dreamslandia Studio just contacted me to let me know of their upcoming artbook that's on selfie art. They are challenging the notion that you don't have to be famous to appear in an artbook. It looks like it's going to be a portrait artbook but I do see chibi style drawings that's usually not associated with portraits.
As I sketched this scene of the young family saying goodbye to their dying baby I felt enormous pressure to capture the moment for them. It was an incredibly sad time and I remember quite clearly having to force myself to concentrate on the drawing and not on the emotions of the moment. The internal battle was waged throughout the sketch. Afterwards I closed my sketchbook feeling that my slavishness for detail had drowned out the very emotion I had sought to capture. I felt like I had failed. A few days later though I looked at it again. I realized that my slavishness had captured the moment after all, and then I cried for them. Ballpoint. Probably 40 minutes. Hardest drawing I have ever done.