On January 8th, Robert Kaufman, one of my illustration professors from AIB, passed away. Today was his memorial service, and it was beautiful. Several of his friends and family got up to talk. There was a lot of crying and a lot of laughing. I think it was a wonderful tribute to a very kind man.
After the ceremony, several of us went out to eat and we drew this sketchbook page in honor of Robert. (credits to Barbara, Val, Kate, Jeff, Rima, Sarah, Megan, & Marco).
You can view Robert's work here.
One of his most recent projects was the Blockology book, an illustrated tour through lower Manhattan designed to show off the city in a unique way, which the New York Times named "the ultimate love letter to the city".
We will miss you, Robert. My thoughts are with your family.