Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Born Eunice Mary Kennedy in 1921 to Joseph and Rose Kennedy. She earned a bachelors degree in sociology from Stanford, married Sargent Shriver, raised five children, including Maria Shriver (the first lady of California) founded the Special Olympics, and devoted her life to improving the lives of those with intellectual disabilities. She was 88.

NOTE:. I'm taking a long weekend, be back on Monday with a new drawing. Due to spam issues, the comment feature will turned off until I return.


  1. August 14, 2009 -

    Of all the Kennedys, I always liked her the best. She did so much for a special population of folks. She lived a good life.

  2. Robert
    August 17, 2009 -

    You captured her, spot-on. Brilliant minimilist technique. What is your secret here?

  3. August 17, 2009 -

    Thanks Robert. The more I do these portrait doodles, the more I learn that a likeness is much more about proportion than detail. I find a well placed scribble is infinitely more useful than a beautifully rendered feature placed in the wrong place.

  4. August 18, 2009 -

    Have you seen the portrait of her in the National Portrait Gallery? She was definitely worthy of portraiture. I agree with Robert, you definitely captured the Kennedy look here. It's true that proportions are key.

  5. August 18, 2009 -

    No, but I'll be headed down that way to see the Judith Leyster show next month. https://www.roibal.net/blog/2009/07/23/judith-leyster/ I'll be sure to check that out. Thanks for the tip Alex.