My buddy sent me a scan of the pastel sketch I made of him last October in Celina, TX

Jim Public, pastel portrait of Kerry Bill, Celina, TX, October 15, 2011

This drawing is an example of the scores of pastel portrait sketches I made in Celina, TX, during their centennial celebration on October 15, 2011. My idea was to use the Radiohead payment schedule–pay what you want–which worked okay until the swarms of unsupervised kids caught on and started paying me in pennies. Nevertheless, those kids seemed to love the experience, I got a lot of practice at drawing quickly from life, and I made enough money to buy the tank of gas that got my family back home.

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