This is a commissioned portrait of Leonard "Lenny" Laudenslager, the late husband of a dear friend of mine.
When Lenny passed away, his wife asked me to do a portrait piece of him, from a favorite photo of his. Having known and loved Lenny myself, I was honored to be asked and happy to do the work.
Lenny died from complications directly related to his service in Vietnam. Through this piece, I hope that viewers take a moment to reflect on it and to appreciate the very real sacrifices made by people like Lenny to ensure our freedoms and our way of life.
This commissioned piece was drawn on Foamcore board, using three nib sizes of Koh-i-noor Rapidograph art pens. After completion, a custom crate was built and the piece was shipped to Florida.