is an ongoing series from The Fresno Bee, done in collaboration with artist Marcos Dorado.
It is a profile and portrait; mixing modern media (that includes the social kind) with old-world art in a way that is quaint, almost to the point of irony.
How often do you see portraiture anymore, much less in a newspaper or someone’s Facebook feed?
Dorado is a full-time artist who works with live models (some of whom have been nude), rather than photo reference. Which means, the realistic drawings you’ll see come from hours spent with his subjects. “My inspiration is to celebrate those who are serving our community in a meaningful way and/or those who have unique stories,” Dorado says..
On that front, we’ll need help from our readers and in the upcoming months will be asking for suggestions from the community.