Michelle Kelley

Posted by David Khoirul

My friend Arul says this is the most dramatic portrait I've ever made -- his face is mysterious, his smile undefined. It's the portrait of Michelle Kelley, a friend on Facebook who likes writing pantun. Pak Kelley, born American, speaks Bahasa Indonesia very well, and that's why he's so good at pantuning.

When I showed this drawing to Arul, even before I finished it, he asked me to send a photograph of it to his phone. This drawing was done with a black ballpoint pen and took about five hours.

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